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Egret?

Observed: 27th May 2013 By: RichTaylor
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Some debate about what this is locally?

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ophrys's picture

Egret

Presumably, the debate is because it has pale legs, and it does seem to have a rather square head. I still think that it is a Little Egret, though, as the bill appears too long for Cattle and the jizz says that more than Cattle Egret. Immature Little Egrets do have paler legs. Never easy with just a single photo to go on, though.

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Alurophile's picture

Beautiful animal & in the

Beautiful animal & in the perfect habitat. This small egret has made the most remarkable colonisation of the UK & continues to expand its range.