I arrived at the Budge screen around 6.55a.m. having spent over an hour at Cresswell enjoying the antics of 12 Avocets. In the opposite corner partially hidden by one of the tussocks was a white bird which eventually showed itself to be a Spoonbill. Dave arrived about 10 minutes later. The bird lifted about 10 mins after Daves arrival. It circled slowly pausing, it seemed like, over the trees opposite before dropping back on the Budge field quite close to a Little Egret that was oblivious to its presence as it was busy preening. It repeated a similar action again and then a third time but this time it continued to gain height and with Dave firmly locked on it slowly drifted off in a westerly direction.
|A couple of not so good images.|