The gate at Thorganby Village Hall car park was closed so I did not stop and continued to North Duffield Carrs. From the Geoff Smith hide I could see lots of mute swans in the distance along with shelducks, mallards and eight cormorants. A chap was looking for a great white egret that had been reported last night but we could not see it. He set off for the far hide and I stayed for about 20 minutes before setting off. We passed on the way, he had not seen the egret he was looking for.
I sat in the hide and opened the window, wow! how strong and cold the wind was. I tried to sit at an angle so that I could look through my telescope without the wind blowing in my face.
I was looking at the swans as they were feeding to see if I could see any whooper swans when something white caught my attention on my left. A little egret had disturbed a great white egret and it had flown up and landed in a ditch. I sent a text to Chris to let him know what I had seen..
Whilst I waited for him to arrive the bird flew around several times and I managed a few shots. They are very distant as the bird was a long way away.
By the time that Chris had arrived it had gone back into a ditch. We managed to see its head and neck for a short while whilst it walked up and down the ditch and then it walked through a five bar gate before returning to the ditch. Chris put the news on bird guides and before long we were joined by other birders. The bird eventually flew from the ditch and landed a bit further away from us but it allowed everyone present to see the bird.