It has recently been confirmed that the Cattle Egret currently showing on the Suffolk/ Essex border at Nayland/ Bures area is the same bird that put in a prolonged visit to the Buckenham/ Strumpshaw area in East Norfolk. It is also thought that this was also the bird that had been seen at Matlaske in North Norfolk. Taking a trip across the border, I caught up with the bird a few weeks ago at Buckenham. Here are a few shots of the bird which spent the afternoon feeding mainly along the side of a recently ploughed field, sporting a distinct limp as it hunted for food.
Using my car as a mobile hide, I was able to carefully drive along the side of the road and was rewarding with very confiding views of this bird, hence the frame filling shots.