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Unusual sighting

little egret

I've not seen a Little Egret around Chelford before as far as I can remember but they are becoming more numerous throughout England and Wales. Over the years, on trips to North Norfolk, I've noticed that they are more common, probably as temperatures have been rising.

However, while running back between the lakes off Alderley Road, one of these swooped gracefully over the water and flew past for a second pass.

It's an elegant and spectacular bird and being very white, easy to spot. Have a walk over to the lakes where you'll also see a a family of Great Crested Grebes amongst lots of other interesting water birds.

And before you ask, that loud squeaking noise comes from the Oystercatchers.

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