Carrying on from my last post from the Avalon Marshes – Avalon Marshes Sept 18 Part 1 we spent the next two nights at Edington which bought back memories of a trip we did in the winter. I went out on a freezing cold morning and to cut a long story short slipped into a very cold rhyne up to my chest as I went to get over a stile on an official footpath. Kim my dog was fine my camera was fine but I emerged with difficulty, very muddy and smelly, the campsite had limited facilities so all my clothes went into a bag and I scrubbed down with wipes in a freezing cold awning!
I did walk to Catcott reserve this time early in the morning but avoided the dreaded footpath which looked very grown in at this time of year. There was a slight mist and as the sun came up a beautiful dawn and I could just see Glastonbury Tor if a little distant.
We spent some time both at Catcott and Ham Wall for the next couple of days an evening and early morning at Catcott hoping to see the Cattle Egrets that had been spotted there. We were sort of lucky as we saw around forty but they were very distant, a bird watcher with a scope confirmed the identification.
While we were waiting hoping for the Cattle Egrets in the sunny evening to move closer (which they didn’t!) we were watching many Dragonflies flying around.
There was still plenty of wildlife to see before we left we had a great couple of days and the weather was very kind to us.