Thanks to Berry Stebbings for this beautiful capture at Dinton Pastures a Little Egret

The little egret is a small white heron with attractive white plumes on crest, back and chest, black legs and bill and yellow feet. It first appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred in Dorset in 1996. Its colonization followed naturally from a range expansion into western and northern France in previous decades. It is now at home on numerous south coast sites, both as a breeding species and as a winter visitor.

What they eat:

Length: 55–65cm
Wingspan: 88–95cm
Weight: 350–550gPopulation:
UK breeding: 660–740 pairs
UK wintering: 4,500 birds


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