Monday, 10 February 2014

Great White Egret near Preston

January 2014:
For several days a Great White Egret frequented riverside fields and ditches at Fishwick Bottoms by the River Ribble. A deep ditch filled with water-cress appeared to be its favourite feeding ground. On one occasion it was accompanied by a Grey Heron.

Around this date, a Bittern was seen very close-by at Brockholes and two Little Egrets were on the adjacent river. All four of these 'heron-like' species were within a radius of one mile.