A morning free to go birding and the weather changes for the worse. Never mind, in between the rain I did manage a few shots of interest.
There are reported to be 30+ great white egrets on the lake and as I watched from Herons Green and Herriott’s Bridge I must have seen a good deal of them. Unlike the grey herons, which mainly stayed put in the same spot, they constantly moved around the lake.
Great white egret at Herons Green
Great white egret at Herriott’s
A grey heron with its catch and a tangle of weeds
Grey heron and little egret at Heron’s Green
Grey heron moving up a couple of metres at Herons Green
The lapwings were almost out of my range to get decent shots, as were the black-tailed godwits, but a few came relatively close as did a goosander.
Black-tailed godwits at Herons Green
The colour of the wigeon came through the dark grey light (above) as did the flash of green of the teal (below)
Great white egret in the rain
Great crested grebe near the dam
You can generally count on pied wagtails at Herons Green
Click below for gallery of shots from this morning: