Friday, 14 June 2013

Egretted leaving us?

First off a quick event update; the otter walk tomorrow night is fully booked - so please do not turn up on the night as there is physically no room! We've had quite a bit of interest in the walks so we may add some more dates later in summer...

These few days represent summer's peak - and is a bit steady migrant wise - so make the most of the flowers and insects in the interim.  Perhaps the main news of the week has been the great white egret which disappeared after last being seen at 7am on Sunday morning - apparently then reappearing two days later up at Filey Dams (details here).  This was after another was seen back on Alkborough Flats on Monday.  We assumed it was gone, but it then reappeared last night back on Hempholme Meadows and again this morning.  So is it the same one doing circuits of East Yorkshire? or are there 1/2/3?

Perhaps the other main news is the Kingfishers back on North Marsh - when it's not BBC Look North reporters!:

The birds have been giving excellent photo opportunities - thanks to Richard Willison:
and Tony Simpson for these:

But we fulfilled a threat from the last two years - the novelty kingfisher perch! Thanks to Bruce Pillinger who bagged the first shot...

And Tony Simpson:

We'll leave it in for a week or two - so make the most of your Springwatch / Countryfile / Christmas card photo op whilst there - then we'll return it au naturel.  Although we do have a gnome with a fishing rod?....