Saturday, 25 April 2009

Cattle Egrets - Plex Moss - 25th April 2009

2 summer adult Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis - Plex Moss

Finally! a Lifer!
2 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis were steadily feeding amongst Cattle on the Western side of Plex Moss, Lancashire. Initially at our first location from the road, the views were very distant but acceptible, however photography was almost impossible due to heat haze. We changed location after c10 minutes and viewed from within the Caravan Park and the views here were excellent with the birds showing down to c40 ft. These birds represent my first British Lifer since early November and 4th lifer sinse Jan 08!

1 comment:

Nick Patel said...

Very jealous of two things.

1. i thought i was catchin you up today with my double cattle egret lifer, but obviously not!

2. the distance you saw the egrets! When i got there they were at the back by the farm.

ah well, new bird, can't complain (oops too late).

Great pics there.