Monday, February 05, 2018

📖 #11 ~ Cattle Egret

🌤 5C Monday 5th February 2018 ~ The morning was spent chasing a Cattle Egret at Thornton, Leicestershire! When I arrived on site, which is basically at the bottom of a culdesac overlooking a field, I was informed that the bird had gone AWOl, two fields over.

Cattle Egret ~ Thornton Leicestershire
The intrepid explorer that I am I wasted no time in pursuit. Frankly, I needn't have bothered! Trekking along two footpaths, down a muddy horse paddock to a small brook and lake there was no sign. However, by the time I arrived back at the gate, mud up to my knees and anticipating my first failure of the week the bird flew straight back into the field! I wonder if Egrets can smile 😂

Cattle Egret ~ Arrives back

Cattle Egret ~ Can Egrets smile?