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I didn't realise how fresh it was. After getting caught up in carnival chaos at Glasto I decided to go to Westhay rather than Greylake. After getting blown up London Drove by icy winds I made it to the hide at the end. There were plenty of ducks about. All the regulars were there. Four Great White Egrets were fishing/fighting/flying about the place.
All of a sudden the ducks exploded in a big panicking ball
A small part of the panicking ball
Not sure what caused it but it was interesting all the same. Even with my woollies on I was freezing. I couldn't stick it for long. The light was in an awful position with everything all silhouetted. Still it did lead to some odd photos:
This one is straight out of the camera... Bizarre!
GWE stalking near the reeds
With my teeth chattering I decided to call it a day (hour). On my way out of the hide a spooked a second Egret.
Not a bad view and the best I managed in my short stay
If you are watching the carnival tonight, keep an eye out for the one with the Polar bears on it. I thought I might see one today it was so cold!