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Slightly smaller but much rarer than the little egret, cattle egrets are visiting the UK in increasing numbers. They often spend time close to livestock and grab insects and worms that their hooves disturb. Cattle egrets have yellow or greyish legs and a yellow beak, compared to the black legs (with yellow feet) and black beak of the little egret.
Spotted this one,apparently one of only two over here in jersey at the moment,in a field on my way home from work yesterday.

ISO400 Raw capture (Handheld leaning out of car window)

Best viewed large....Thanks for lookin................

Tony.

Camera:Canon EOS 10D
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm f5.6-6.3 APO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Rare visitor
Username:norton norton
Uploaded:12 Jan 2009 - 9:20 AM
Tags:Birds, Cattle egret, Egrets, Herons, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:23 AM

wonderful shot

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 9:31 AM

Great capture Tony, all too many times people just see them and think its a little Egret. Great exposure on the whites
Well captured
Richard

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jdenman
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12 Jan 2009 - 9:31 AM

Excellent capture !
John

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shelldud
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12 Jan 2009 - 9:42 AM

brilliant shot

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Cormy
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12 Jan 2009 - 9:51 AM

Lovely shot Tony.
Cheers
Alan

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MickyMc
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12 Jan 2009 - 10:01 AM

Wish they would fly a little further North to Northumberland they are so interesting
Mavis

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MRS_IMANDER
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12 Jan 2009 - 10:07 AM

aww thats beautiful
well done
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danbrann
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12 Jan 2009 - 11:42 AM

A great and rare capture.

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Dimitre_P
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12 Jan 2009 - 11:58 AM

Top shot...

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videotec
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12 Jan 2009 - 12:21 PM

Wonderful capture--Love it
Regards
Pete

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ugly
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12 Jan 2009 - 12:49 PM

Very nice shot. I like the depth of feild in this it works very well. Nice colours it sharp were needed. Great work.

Dave

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 12:51 PM

Very well caught

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RAUL
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12 Jan 2009 - 12:52 PM

Excellent shot.
Raul

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GalleryGirl
12 Jan 2009 - 2:41 PM

I missed both of them on my visit last week back to Jersey. Well spotted and captured.
Marilyn x

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Bob_V
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12 Jan 2009 - 2:47 PM

What great exposure in this wonderful capture.
Bob

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 3:12 PM

Fabulous capture.

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Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2009 - 4:09 PM

A great capture and good exposure

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MandsH
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12 Jan 2009 - 4:18 PM

How lucky to spot this, so well capured
Mandy

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Stace
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12 Jan 2009 - 5:29 PM

Well spotted and captured

Stace

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photophantom
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12 Jan 2009 - 6:04 PM

Well spotted Tony with great exposure, excellent shot
Dennis

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Maiwand
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12 Jan 2009 - 6:49 PM

Great exposure on this unusual and hard to spot bird Tony.
Ron

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DavidWhistlecraft
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12 Jan 2009 - 7:53 PM

Nice one well exposed.

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iancam
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12 Jan 2009 - 8:06 PM

Excellent shot
Ian

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Roly
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12 Jan 2009 - 8:07 PM

Superb shot.

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Dinney
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12 Jan 2009 - 9:27 PM

Super shot,caotured the whites perfectly,
Kev

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pluckyfilly
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12 Jan 2009 - 9:41 PM

great capture and thanks for the very interesting info

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whiteswan01
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13 Jan 2009 - 12:04 AM

wowsuperblovethe dof
Dawn

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Christopher_Malpas
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13 Jan 2009 - 10:07 AM

Brilliant shot

great capture

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TerryMcK
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13 Jan 2009 - 11:19 AM

Fantastic capture, Tony. Indeed a rare chance but as you say Cattle Egrets are being seen a little more now - fingers crossed for a take of my own.
Terry

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Gezina
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13 Jan 2009 - 8:37 PM

Good detailed shot - well spotted and captured Ina

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tigertimb
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14 Jan 2009 - 10:42 AM

Lovely shot Tony; great detail and contrast against the dark green
Tim

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maratsuikka
14 Jan 2009 - 4:03 PM

well done as usual Tony...tomorrow we we can see the sun 4 hours atlast

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RTDS
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14 Jan 2009 - 5:37 PM

Excellent capture as always.
Awsome details and the low angle is great.
Robert

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microchip
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14 Jan 2009 - 9:32 PM

Cracking shot well detailed,
Alan

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15 Jan 2009 - 11:42 AM

A superb shot Tony, well done,
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Pegon
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15 Jan 2009 - 5:15 PM

Excellent capture Tony. Well spotted.
Pete.

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Blenkinsopp
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15 Jan 2009 - 7:55 PM

brilliant capture - no egrets of any description round here

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rmr
rmr e2 Member 7rmr vcard Wales
17 Jan 2009 - 8:22 PM

lovely colours and detail
mark

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astyag
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17 Jan 2009 - 9:12 PM

Pretty amazing composition, well done
Astyag

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lyntonB
lyntonB e2 Member 7lyntonB vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 - 12:17 AM

Stunning shot, nice detail and composition. Excellent capture.

Lynton

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georg
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18 Jan 2009 - 10:25 AM

good shot.

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MickS
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18 Jan 2009 - 5:04 PM

Watcha Tony,
well caught.
best
Mick

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