Thursday, 26 November 2009

Good spot

Well, would you believe it.

When David and I went on our little jaunt around Dunphail the other day, we spotted an unusual bird. I’m normally pretty good at identifying wildlife, if I don’t know what it is immediately, I will have a book somewhere to help me.

This is the bird.

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Yes, I know, a distant shot and, trust me, zooming in is not helpful, but I guessed this might be a great white egret. I had no idea they travelled this far north, so I was a shade sceptical, but I’ve just read in the local paper that we do indeed have just such an egret in the locality. And we saw it!

Well, I’ll be.

I should have more faith in myself.

4 comments:

mike knipe said...

No. No egrets. No, we will have no egrets.

I think I did that joke once before on Mr Sloman's blog....

One track mind, y'see....

Louise said...

Ho ho ho.

Phreerunner said...

Well done! What a find - the bird must be 'well lost'.

Louise said...

Must admit, I was well chuffed to spot him! After further investigation it appears that there have been the odd one spotted near Aberdeen, so this one has just strayed a little further in land. And up a bit. He's got a lovely sheltered spot, so long as it doesn't snow much...