judith williams's picture

Unusual sighting

Observed: 21st December 2010 By: judith williams
Description:
Identifications
  • little or cattle egret
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Little Egrets -

are now spread at least as far north as Teesside, so they may well be around your location.
If there is meant to be a picture, it hasn't attached - in which case, try again (edit the Observation)!

bobthebirder's picture

egrets

Little egrets are a common sight over much of the country now, but cattle egrets are being seen more often as well. The easiest way to tell them apart is to look at the bill. The little egret's bill is black and very long and thin, whereas a cattle egret has a yellow bill, shorter and stouter in shape.

Bob Ford