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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Great White Egret - Long Lawford (Day 3 The BEST Day!)











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Having spent the morning at Draycote in the company of Richard M, Bob H and Francoise F, we decided to visit Long Lawford to see if the Great White Egret was showing now that the sun was shining.

On arriving at Clayhill Lane, there was initially no sign, but it eventually appeared in flight, landing in the field off the footpath near West St. We quickly arrived and carefully crept towards the stream. The GWE was soon located but again flew towards Holbrook Grange. Richard & Bob called around at John J's house for a brew but I decided to forgo this treat and drove to the bridleway that passes through Holbrook Grange. The GWE was soon relocated, but was well hidden near the sewage works, and again it was soon in flight, landing further down the path on the stream it favours. Excellent views were obtained and  appreciated by Bob and Richard when they caught me up.

The cold wind and snow showers soon got the better of us and a retreat was made to the cars.

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