I couldn't make it out first thing this morning, so Adey went over to Brascote without me. Around 09:30 he sent me a message to say he had found a Great White Egret. Not quite the rarity it was but still a good bird for the South-West Leicestershire list. In fact it is only the third record for the area.
We still await a Cattle Egret but in the meantime this will do.
I managed to get over about an hour later and it was still there.
It was wary and easily scared. At one point it flew towards Cadeby Quarry, but returned after just 10 minutes.
|Great White Egret, Brascote Pits, 11th November 2018|