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05/11/2016 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB
Cattle Egret: Today I decided not to go for either the Cliff Swallow that was found yesterday at Minsmere or Eyebrowed Thrush found in Northumberland and decided to be a good boyfriend and spend the day with Dawn.
Dawn wanted to go for a walk as it was a lovely, if a little cold, beautiful Autumnal day and I managed to convince her to spend the day with me on my old stomping grounds on the Dee Estuary.
We started at BMW where we spotted 5 Cattle Egret hanging around with their namesakes to the right of the visitor centre.
From here we went Harrier and Owl spotting at Burton point and Parkgate, disappointingly we didn't see any Owls but had a few female Hen Harriers.
Still, we cheered ourselves up by stopping off at Parkgate's fabulous chip shop for a spot of lunch!