Search

Egrets booming on the marshes bordering the Acle Straight

PUBLISHED: 10:06 14 October 2017

Egrets in abundance on the marshes. Picture: Citizenside.com

Egrets in abundance on the marshes. Picture: Citizenside.com

(c) copyright citizenside.com

Travelling on the top deck of the X1 towards Great Yarmouth behind a slow moving tractor and trailer recently I was amazed to see a gathering of 17 little egrets next to a shallow dyke near the rail line.

According to the RSPB based near Berney Arms on the Halvergate Marshes, the little egrets have been breeding successfully.

Ten years ago you would have seen just one or two on the journey to Yarmouth. I always say Breydon Water is a hidden treasure as it does not get the publicity of say Minsmere or Cley. Sadly the information sign at the entrance near the Breydon Bridge was damaged in a storm, derelict for years and has never been replaced.

However last year the arts festival started an event in the Minster, Breydon Crowther, the story of a wildfowler in 1890 who lived in a nearby cottage, plus an exhibition of photos. Can we have more please?

JULIE GRINT
Springfield,

Acle

Other popular content

Yesterday, 08:28

Great Yarmouth is set for a tourism spending boost after it was confirmed cruise ships will be docking with hundreds of passengers at the town’s port throughout the year.

Tue, 20:26

A care home in Great Yarmouth has been forced to close after watchdogs uncovered a catalogue of concerns.

Yesterday, 11:17

He is a cat who became an internet star by making Great Yarmouth’s Tesco store his second home.

Mon, 15:48

A teacher is feeling a new woman and enjoying time with her children after she lost more than four stone in 26 weeks.

Most Read This Week

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter