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08 Feb 2021 12:27
Even as recently as 3-4 years ago, Cattle Egrets were pretty rare visitors to the UK but in recent years they have become more numerous in the winter, especially around the Somerset Levels. Never expected to see one about 50 yards from my bedroom window though like I did this morning!

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Lots of Egrets here-I live close to the Dee Estuary with a large salt marsh. Big site for watchers including the RSPB reserve at Burton which is about a 30 minute walk. Huge numbers of waterfowl and waders-the Godwits are particularly noisy and are the badge of one of the local primary schools where my kids went and wife still works. Plenty of small raptors too-saw a sparrow hawk take a blackbird fledgling off our patio a few years back.



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"I was slowly driving and looking for birds"

Takes me back to my days cruising up and down the Kingsway when I first passed my test 😂



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"I was slowly driving and looking for birds"

Takes me back to my days cruising up and down the Kingsway when I first passed my test 😂
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Wish I could get a shot of one that was keeping still! This is about the best shot I've ever managed to get of a short-eared owl which was only about 1km from my house on the Somerset Levels. It's not a proper photograph really, it's a single frame from a video as it was too difficult to get a single shot in focus when it was hunting about 400 metres away.
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Extraordinary, looks a bit like something coloured in by a child armed with a pack of fluorescent felt tips!



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Gilded flicker 🙈


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Gilded flicker 🙈
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Gilded flicker 🙈
I reckon old Jim would love a golden shower from her gilded flicker :lol:
Stop picking on Jim. :lol:


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Gilded flicker 🙈
I reckon old Jim would love a golden shower from her gilded flicker :lol:
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