Sunday, 27 November 2011

Hunting the Great White Egret!

Hello Woofers!

Daisy & Holly back with you again.

We have been playing the Big Hunters today!

If you remember, Old Two Legs said that we were going to get up early and go off hunting the Great White Egret, we didn't get in until late last night, so, we had a little bit of a lay in and didn't get going until mid morning!

First of all we started with our normal run down on the Sea Wall which was OK 'cos it allowed us some time to hunt a rabbit or two! Then, OTL pointed out a 'Little Egret' flying past, just to show us what an Egret looked like.

This is a Little Egret!

Yes, Holly did ask the question!

As the sun was low in the sky, OTL was playing about with some 'into the sun' type of photos that were half way to a silhouette, but not quite, if you know what I mean!

Sheerness Docks
 The Puff Ball had still not got ready to 'Puff' so we left it alone and went home for some breakfast.

That gave OTL time to load the car up with all the photo gear and our bed and our chews and our water bowl full of clean water. Then we were ready to go.

Off we went to Oare, near Faversham, 'cos OTL had read on the Internet that the Great White Egret had been seen down there for the last two days. So, there was a good chance that it would still be hanging about.

OTL had to keep us on our lead as we walked all the way around the reserve because of all those 'Anti Dog' notices. I wish they would put up some 'Anti People' notices about all the paper and junk they leave on the ground!

We did our 'Sneaking Around' hunting bit, sniffing the air and sniffing at the reeds. Then looking carefully at the islands where there was a Little Egret having a snooze, but no Great White Egret!

OTL said that it was possible that the bird had gone over to Elmley RSPB site on the Isle of Sheppy, so off we went!

When we got there we remembered it was one of those 'No Dogs' sites, so we crept slowly along in the car looking out the windows. We saw Lapwings, Swans, Starlings, Redwings, Marsh Harrier and Curlew, but no Great White Egret!

Holly and I were having fun woofing at the cows by the side of the road, that was until OTL wound down the window and stopped next to a big cow who looked at us as said 'YES?'

 We didn't woof, but I did have a little growl and went back to sit next to OTL!

Disappointed, we headed back home, until we got near the Riverside Park, we could sniff it on the air, so we jumped up and down and told OTL to pull in 'cos we wanted a wee!

In we went but OTL could not find a place to park! Holly and me were distraught! We both whimpered and gave OTL a seriously sad look, then we sat down and showed off a bit. Collapsing down and pretending we were crying!

OTL said he was sorry and told us we can go to the Sea Wall before going home. Which wasn't too bad really, even if we did have to wait a bit longer!

Back home again, just in time to see the F1 racing, Jenson came third but Lewis had to stop when his car broke.

So, dinner here we come, and then maybe an early night, just to catch up with last night!

Bye bye for now.


Daisy & Holly (Stopped Showing Off Now)