Little Egret

An nice surprise yesterday was a Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) feeding around one of the pools on the reserve. This is only the third record for the reserve.

The Little Egret is a member of the Heron family

Little Egrets used to be a rare migrant in Britain but as a result of our milder winters they are now a resident and are breeding in many places.

Here’s a video grap from one I filmed previously

There is more information here; http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/l/littleegret/

For those interested in tracks, here is the print of a Grey Heron

and here’s the Little Egrets

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2 thoughts on “Little Egret

  1. I looked on wikipedia and saw they are in the same family as storks – there is a definite family silhouette
    for this type of birds even over vastly different sizes.
    P.S. I like the new look

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