Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cattle Egret? Bosherston

This received today, sounds very interesting.

Good morning,

I wish to report an Egret sighting on the Eastern Arm of  Bosherston Lily Ponds late yesterday evening (Mon 22nd May) at approx. 9.30pm,  which may possibly have been a Cattle Egret.

Location: bird was viewed, by two people and through binoculars only, roosting high in tree opposite the hide below Stackpole Court (Boat House?), about a quarter  of the way along the  shore towards the Eight-Arch Bridge.

Description: clearly an Egret, with hunched posture, definite yellow bill, some warm buff colour on the chest and bulky, not streamlined, appearance to the top of head (no obvious crest). Not able to detect leg colour when bird was preening.  

My friend was able to film it on her cam-corder, albeit at considerable distance away. Even so, yellow bill is clearly evident.

Unable to phone the three people listed on the Pembs Bird Club site as no mobile reception where we are staying, at Stackpole. 


Ms. Strinda Davies, Chair of Glamorgan Bird Club