Great White Egret

Great White Egret

Great White Egret feeding on soft mud now that flood water has receded. Little White Egrets and Black Headed Gulls are also regular visitors in the last few weeks. Picture taken from North Meadow main entrance so not a great picture as it was on the far side of the meadow.

Clouded Yellow Butterfly

Delighted to see the bright yellow/orange of a Clouded Yellow Butterfly fluttering around me as I removed some barbed wire fencing pushed over by the cattle yesterday.

It did settle near me and I was able to get a this photo. They always settle with their wings closed. You can read more about this butterfly on the UKButterfly website which also has pictures of the colourful upper side of the wings normally only seen in flight.