I thought I’d nip up to the Edward I monument viewpoint today to hopefully see the Great White Egret that has been on Rockcliffe Marsh recently. I knew it would probably be the worst ever views of any kind of egret I’ve ever had – but as it was a year tick, and only ten minutes away from home I thought I’d entertain myself! But before I go on, there are a few things that you need to know if you’re trying to see any birds on Rockcliffe Marsh from this viewpoint:
- Firstly, the bird needs to be big – the bigger the better, and preferably bright white too. So a Great White Egret is probably as good as it gets (as long as you can tell the difference between egrets and swans- cuz there’s some of them out there too).
- The most powerful telescope that you can lay your hands on is a must.
- Thirdly you need a really good imagination.
And even then it can take some finding! But after about 20 minutes of searching I finally saw it, and I can confirm it was without doubt the crappest views of a Great White Egret that I’ve ever had.
Check out this award-winning shot…