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Morning,

A welcome invader today, a Little Egret.

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 into 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.
It is most common along the south and east coasts of England, and in Wales. The estuaries of Devon and Cornwall; Poole Harbour and Chichester Harbour hold some of the largest concentrations and they are also common in East Anglia. They are an increasingly common sight in inland areas too and are gradually increasing their range northwards here.

Cheers and thanks as always for your kindness in looking and commenting, it is much appreciated.

Andy

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Little Egret
Username:Andysnapper Andysnapper
Uploaded:12 Oct 2012 - 6:38 AM
Tags:Birds, Little egret, Wildlife / nature
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 6:44 AM

Excellent capture, I know from experience just how hard it is to get the exposure right with that white plumage, very well done Andy!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 7:06 AM

A super image, Andy, perfectly exposed and captured. Carol

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NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 7:14 AM

A most interesting and well written foreword support equally as finely with this rather beautiful image. Stunning detail, and natural colours in abundance Andy.

Regards Nathan

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 - 7:46 AM

Well captured. Great image.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 7:57 AM

snap! we are both doing white birds today ..
yours is prettier ....Smile

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Oct 2012 - 7:13 AM

Well spotted and very well captured........Grin

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