Sunday, March 02, 2008

Cattle Egret - Higher Poynton, Cheshire - 1st March 2008.

Following a drop-off at Manchester airport, i decide to try for Lesser-spotted Woodpecker at Dunham Massey Park. Unfortunately blustery weather conditons did not help my cause and I decided to give it up as a bad job after three hours searching. I will return in better weather, if I don't find/see one locally beforehand!
After this latest demoralising LSW dip, I decided it was high time I indulged in the nationwide Cattle Egret influx by twitching the bird at Higher Poynton, Cheshire. The Egret showed well as it fed amongst Cattle a couple of fields away from my position. A pair of vocal Little Owl were also heard in the vicinity.