A Cattle Egret was on Meare Heath Scrape for an hour or two (10-1200) this morning before flying off north west behind Meare Heath wood i had not re-appeared at least up to 1500 hrs when I left
No sign of it this morning until 13:00hrs, nor on the adjoining fields below Meare Village.
Twitter reporting it as "Cattle Egret with Little Egrets in field on N side of Catcott Lows at the moment." 2.15pm
Located by James Packer in grassy fields along the southern edge of the South Drain, as viewed looking east from the road bridge between Burtle and Catcott. It was with 3 Little Egrets when I caught up with it, but soon flew off with one of these and hadn't returned by 1600 hrs.
No sign of the Cattle Egret in the Catcott area this morning but a Nuthach near Higher Ropes Drove was a site first for me.
Reported from Canada Farm just after mid-day, then flew towards nearby Catcott Lows area.
A Cattle Egret was again present at 1800 hrs this Sat. eve. 400M east of the Catcott Line Gate bridge, it was on the north bank of the South Drain in the field with the nearest of the two Owl boxes. After 15 mins it flew north towards Godwins Peat works.
The Cattle Egret had been at Canada Farm all morning and was present from about 1230 to 1430 when it flew off towards Catcott. No signal at Canada Farm so unable to put anything out until later.
Cattle egret showed up distantly on the far right at Canada farm lake. Hanging around with some Cormorants. He was there for at least 3 hours. The worst picture of a Cattle egret ever is on the site.
2 Marsh harriers
1 Bittern flew up from under the hide
The Cattle Egret took flight from the far right side of Canada farm lake at 15:00 today. The bird flew back in the direction of Catcott.
I watched a (?the) Cattle Egret for about 15 minutes at Ham Wall this afternoon. I was walking along the grassy track on the north bank of the drain between the new footbridge and the second viewing platform. Just visible through the tops of the reeds, it was with a sizeable gathering of Lapwing, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal etc but flew off at 3.30.
A series of sightings of individual Great Egrets culminated in two flying together and at least 2 Marsh Harriers were present.
Cattle Egret at Canada Farm Lake, Shapwick Heath, perched with 3 loafing Cormorants among dead trees looking diagonally right from hide. There when we entered the hide at 1400 and still present at 1500 as we left.
Reported again, at the 'egret roost' on Noah's Lake this evening
At approx.sunset yesterday evening seen flying to roost, crossing Shapwick Heath from the west.