Cattle egrets at Catcott Lows

 
Martin Sage
 
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Martin Sage
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04 August 2020 20:20
 

It flew over the Shapwick bridge over the River Brue at around 4.10 and seemed to track along a parallel course to the high voltage pylons that run from here to Catcott Lows. A new way to check the power lines??

 
Robin Morrison
 
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Robin Morrison
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04 August 2020 16:42
 

Anyone in the hides at Catcott mid afternoon on Tuesday 4th August as it looks from the track that a large 4 engined RAF Atlas must have flown almost over the hide at about 500ft and that would have put a few birds up!

cheers, Robin

 
Jeff Hazell (Levels-birder)
 
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04 August 2020 14:28
 

4-Aug-2020
At least 60 Cattle Egrets among distant cattle at eastern end of Catcott Lows this late morning, also 2 Little Egrets on pool in front of main hide.

 
Tony Bridges
 
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02 August 2020 20:19
 

Around 50 showing well up and down between the two hides yesterday. Only a few in breeding plumage now including the one in this shot
https://flic.kr/p/2js4jbk

 
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25 July 2020 11:23
 

after a blank 4 weeks, I reconnected with the Cattle Egrets this morning. No less than 85 were on the new pond in front of the second hide at the Lows while a further 25 were in a field just south of the Lows on the lane towards Catcott village. There were a few immature and juveniles but the majority were still in full breeding plumage.