This week a Little Egret has been seen in our fields on the beck. Very exciting news. The bird has been slowly moving towards the North of England but this is the first one we have seen.
The beck, which runs through most of our fields, has a plentiful supply of minnows, bullheads and small trout and already supports a pair of kingfishers and a pair of grey heron, so we are hoping that this Little Egret will bring a mate along and stay with us.
I tried to copy and paste a photograph to show you but had no success, but if you want to see what it looks like (pure white with a crest and with black legs and a yellow bill) there are loads of pictures of it on various sites.
It is snowing lightly here, very icy and bitterly cold. Keep warm.