Sunday, 10 February 2013

Great White Egret in Norwich!

After two previous failed visits, I finally caught up with the Great White Egret on Earlham/Bowthorpe Marshes this afternoon. The bird was west of Tollgate Way, feeding at the far end of the marsh (viewed from the road bridge just past the Spire BUPA Hospital), so I drove down to the Bowthorpe Southern Carpark and walked onto the marsh. I got really good views of the bird until a dog walker strayed too close to it and the bird took off, flew over me and then headed off west over the woodland. It's possible that it just flew off to the most westerly of the Colney Gravel-pits.

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