Nine…just.

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Super-sharpened, blown-up, cropped and Lord knows what else…all nine Great White Egrets flapping past Ainsdale on Wednesday morning.
But you’ll need to squint hard, even if you click on the pic to see it bigger.
Six and (in the top centre) a tight group of three.
Apparently six GWEs made it to the roost at Leighton Moss this evening (as per Pete Marsh)…

Quite a fly-past

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Long range and a blurry series of “point and press” shots from the tower at Ainsdale this morning, but the sight of nine Great White Egrets plugging north high over the surf reminded me of just how much egret action there is around here now…

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A loose group, they came by just after 10am, and frustratingly I never managed to get a decent shot of them all in frame at the same time (although I have got one image I’m going to monkey with that shows “8+”), but as white blobs on a blue background go, they’re quite fetching.

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Ashley Baines had them come off the Ribble to the north about 30 minutes later.
Can’t remember seeing so many GWEs at once in the UK before (and that includes Ham Wall in Somerset).
Impressive.