It has been a couple of years since Amwell last hosted a Great Egret and when this one was reported I was able to go down with it being within a couple of miles of home. Initially it was very distant perched in a tree on the island. Thankfully it later flew down right in front of the Viewpoint to allow some great photographic opportunities. A further visit on the 18th February revealed two Great Egret, though three had been seen the previous day. They were again distant and quite wary of each other until one flew in behind The Bittern Pool and proceeded to fish, catching at least two fish including a Jack Pike. Back at the Viewpoint, the other one had moved within 20m or so, giving great views.
Even the Bittern ventured out to catch the late afternoon sunshine!