Cattle Egret perched on dead tree directly in front of Noah's hide for an hour from 14:30 today and then seen again at roost. Glossy Ibis also at roost from approx 16:35.
The Cattle Egret arrived at 15:05 this afternoon and perched on a log to the far left of the hide. It stayed there for well over an hour when the Glossy Ibis flew in from the right of the hide, circled a couple of times when everything was put up by a low flying Marsh Harrier. The Ibis flew off and was lost to view in the Catcott direction.
Impressive numbers of Starlings roosting in the reeds to the right of Meare Heath scrape on the walk back, a lovely end to a productive afternoon
Two of us held on at Noah's and the ibis returned after a few minutes, perching up with the Cattle Egret (plus 2 Littles and a Cormorant so quite an impressive logfull).
Glossy ibis flying to roost across Meare Heath at 16.30. It was seen earlier over fields to the south of a Meare, having been obviously disturbed along with a large flock of lapwing.
The Cattle Egret, together with the Glossy Ibis & up to 9 Little Egrets, was visible distantly & intermittently from Meare Heath hide this afternoon. All were present in the bright green field directly North of the hide, in front of Meare Village, until they all flew towards Noah's just before 16.00.
Having left meare hide saw ibis fly over towards Noahs at 4pm,had reasonable bins views of it from Noahs hide,also cattle egret through a scope,they were roosting on stumps to right of hide.
The ibis was feeding in front of Meare Heath hide at midday today but no egrets with it. Also, peregrine over Noah's earlier in the morning.
The Cattle Egret appeared with a dozen Littles at about 4.15 today on Noah's, but no ibis
Both species arrived at the usual roost site today in the company of 11 little egrets.
The Glossy Ibis was feeding in front of the second viewpoint at Ham Wall in company with two Little Egrets at midday today