06 July 2011

Cattle Egret at WWT

Belated news of a Cattle Egret that dropped in briefly to the Llanelli Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve on Saturday. Peter Treharne from Ammanford, was lucky enough to witness this brief appearance and took this great shot of the bird, that was clearly playing well to the camera! There have now been 4 records at the centre over the last 4 years, all one-day birds as far as I'm aware.
(c) Peter Treharne, Ammanford
Other signs of return migration observed at the centre the last couple of days with sightings of Garganey, 3 Dunlin, 360 Curlew, 227 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 50 Redshank, Turnstone, 15+ Mediterranean Gulls & 600+ Black-headed Gulls (counts courtesy of Wendell Thomas).

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Doh! Wow cracking bird. On the positive side perhaps it's somewhere in Glamorgan? Out there to be found!