Saturday, 5 January 2013
First Dip of the Year (2nd January)
Since the Great White Egret was hanging around in Chenies into the new year, my brother was pretty keen to go down and re-twitch the bird. I took the opportunity to join him in order to make the most of a nice brief outing, not to concerned whether or not I would see the bird. We wondered around the fields for a while added a few easy ticks to the still very small year list including a small flock of Siskin, a much larger flock of Pied Wagtails and 2 Lesser Redpolls in the nearby coppice. Several Little Egrets were also along the stream but by the time we found out that the GWE had relocated only a few hundred meters up the river out of site from where we were currently stood, it came the time to head back so rather reluctantly we had had to walk back on what can only be described as an inevitable dip. No worries, there's still a whole year to catch up with the same species.