Small White Heron?

Observation - Small White Heron? - UK and Ireland. Description: Sitting on a distant tree it looked like a large white seagull or maybe an owl. But then it flew close by and it looked like a small white heron. I looked it up and found out that it is probably a Little Egret

Sitting on a distant tree it looked like a large white seagull or maybe an owl. But then it flew close by and it looked like a small white heron. I looked it up and found out that it is probably a Little Egret