Cattle Egrets - Westhay

 
Susan Caola
 
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Susan Caola
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21 July 2017 21:39
 

Yesterday afternoon there were 7 cattle egrrets in full summer plumage in with cattle on the right hand side of the road coming from Westhay towards Wedmore, opposite the disused peat works.  They later flew to the other side of the road, where there were more cattle.  However they were much harder to see as the grass was longer.
It would be interesting to know if these were part of the breeding group at Ham Wall.  Anyone any thoughts?
John and Guy.  Texted Alison as soon as I found them, on my way home after we left Westhay, and she tweeted out the news.  Hope you got to see them.

 
Martin Sage
 
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Martin Sage
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16 July 2017 13:55
 

I also saw a single Cattle Egret among cattle beside the North Drain where it crosses London drove in Westhay Moor at around 9.30. The farmer told me he had seen up to 6 there several times recently.

 
Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
 
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Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
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16 July 2017 12:49
 

At least 6 Cattle Egrets (all adults) feeding among cattle at mid-day in roadside field on the B3151 Westhay to Wedmore road, where it crosses the North Drain just north of the Tealham Moor turn-off (7 reported here early morning).