I nipped up to Southport after work today to see the great white egret. It was a timely arrival of this bird as I was thinking of going to Lieghton moss to see their great white egret at the weekend. Saved me the journey. I was the only birder there and had the reserve to myself. I was expecting to see a few regular faces . It showed on polly's pool and then flew over the road onto the salt marsh. An impressive bird and a lifer for me.