A couple of days adrift, but fortunate given yesterday's foul weather, there has been the occassional report from the Dorset Bird Club website and from fellow enthusiasts, of the 'rare' Swan still visiting Longham Lakes and the adjoining Water Meadows sporadically, and nothing vital to keep us on home turf we thought it best to give it another try.
(scarce as only having established themselves in Great Britain in recent years)
flew in and landed almost at our feet and considered a
to fend for themselves, while the next contender was beyond belief not ever having seen a
on this reserve, while all else included a brace of fine looking juvenile
and a rather malformed
before arriving at the pathway that overlooks the
Hampreston Water Meadows
where there were thought to be Swans but only represented by the smallest of 'white dots' so distant were they. Using the camera as a telescope there looked to be one rather like the objest of our desire, but if we had walked away then it certainly would not have reached the pages of the notebook
Enter Stage Left My Saviour!
GREAT WHITE EGRET
THANKS FOR TUNING IN!