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................
|Camera:||Canon EOS 10D |
|Lens:||Sigma 170-500mm f5.6-6.3 APO |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|