Egret (little??)

Observation - Egret (little??). Description: Heron type bird but looked to be smaller. All white with what looked like a yellow beak. In flight had necked tucked in again like heron. Landed but before i could get close it flew off. On inspection of footprints in the sand the bird had 3 toes not webb

Heron type bird but looked to be smaller. All white with what looked like a yellow beak. In flight had necked tucked in again like heron. Landed but before i could get close it flew off. On inspection of footprints in the sand the bird had 3 toes not webbed