Little Egret in Foots Cray Meadows

Great photo of Little Egret in Foots Cray Meadows this morning from Joe Johnson.

Little Egret Foots Cray Meadows - Joe Johnson

Little Egret Foots Cray Meadows – Joe Johnson

From RSPB:

“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 intro 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. It is included on the Amber List as rare breeding species.”

http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/l/littleegret/

 

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1 Response to Little Egret in Foots Cray Meadows

  1. Graham Baker says:

    A pair used to be regular visitors to the River Shuttle in Berwick Crescent. Were lovely to see.

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