Saturday, 11 August 2018

Bowers Marsh : August 2018 part 2

With the Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh being the main attraction oother birds were inevatibly discovered and I was now bolstered by my find and wanted to get out and see the Great White Egret and Glossy Ibis.

I had some success in this endevour with the Great White Egret finally giving itself up to me on Great Pound pond on 11th August but I missed the ibis despite being on site.

The egret would come and go from Great Pound and resulted in my best views and photos of this species locally despite the heat haze that was quite severe at 11:15am.

Still it was a great bird.

During my visits several other species were seen with scattering of waders being present, Blackwits, Green and Common Sands, Ruffs etc but it was also good for raptors with Marsh Harrier,, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Hobby all being seen most visits.

The Hobby did a suprrb fly over on the 10th August in the evening, right above our heads, stunning bird:

Hopefully I will connect with the ibis at some point or perhaps something even better, Bowers Marsh is feeling like it should finally deliver on the rarity front.

1 comment:

  1. The Great White Egret is such a stunning looking bird. I love to see them midflight, very amazing photos Thanks for the share, hope you had a fantastic weekend. Keep up the posts.
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