A return to nearby Letcombe Regis today in search of the Cattle Egret. This took some time to pin down, but eventually I got some photos of it on the lake off Warborough Road - through a very convenient hole in the large and mostly very solid hedge. It was with at least 2 Little Egrets. Previously, and later, it was in the nearby sheep field by the allotments but it never came close.
As usual, click on the captions to enlarge
|Cattle Egret by the lake|
In between looking for the egret, I came across these charming Stonechats on the nearby Downs:
|Stonechat female or immature?|
|Crop of the photo above|
|The male Stonechat very close|