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Had a fantastic Breydon crossing yesterday morning, one of those sunny and gentle breeze crossings. Part way across I saw what I initially thought was a pair of common egrets but soon realised it wasn’t. It turned out to be a pair of great white egrets which our bird book tells me are ‘rare vagrants’. I guess they must have wandered over from the Netherlands where they normally hang out but it was certainly a treat to see them. 

Bet the topic title made you start to read this.................:default_coat:

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3 minutes ago, vanessan said:

Bet the topic title made you start to read this...

I read the title and thought, I bet Vanessan has seen those great white egrets on Breydon ......

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9 minutes ago, vanessan said:

Bet the topic title made you start to read this.................:default_coat:

I read the title and thought, I bet Vanessan has been over to Holland and seen some great white egrets.....

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31 minutes ago, vanessan said:

Bet the topic title made you start to read this.................:default_coat:

I read the title and thought, I bet Vanessan has seen those great white egrets on Breydon, or been over to Holland and seen them there.......

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I think they are no longer rare - they are much more common than they were. Its as a result of a gradual climate change as the ranges of differing birds are altering gradually - although I suspect some will still say its not happening.

Incidentally I think there are some that have actually been breeding here.

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57 minutes ago, vanessan said:

Had a fantastic Breydon crossing yesterday morning

Which way were you crossing Mrs V? Will you be afloat this weekend too? 

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3 hours ago, marshman said:

Incidentally I think there are some that have actually been breeding here.

I think these two are a breeding pair, their bills were black with yellow bases, I understand that to be indicative. 

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3 hours ago, Jayfire said:

Which way were you crossing Mrs V? Will you be afloat this weekend too? 

Returning to the north after two weeks south Cap’n. Off home Sunday to do some washing then back in a few days to start all over again. It’s a hard life! :default_rolleyes:

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