A Great White Egret had been reported at Rossie Bog, so with only a few hours to spare, I headed out there to try for this Fife rarity. There was no sign of the bird, and with a strong, bitterly cold wind blowing, I didn't hang about for long.
On the way home however, I ducked into a few of the local disused sand pits to see if I could find anything, maybe even the GWE if it was moving about. At the Wilderness, I still did not find the GWE, but I was able to add two ticks to the year list.
The GWE was reported again at Rossie Bog, a few hours after I had left yesterday. I headed along again, but this time I drove to the far side of the bog and viewed across it from Bowhouse Farm. There in the distant tree line, I spotted the white shape of my target, roosting in a large, leafless deciduous tree. Third lifer of the year.
105. Great White Egret (Lifer)