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    Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

    Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr

    The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.

    Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.

    The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.

    Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.



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    Last edited by dolina; December 10th, 2013 at 08:10 AM.

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    great shot, we don't get any little egrets out here, but we have snowy egrets which are similar.

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    Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

    Absolutely stunning bird! Nice shot! I love egret's breeding plumage with those long whisps coming off their bodies. So beautiful.

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    Thanks Aloicious and Grey

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