Thank you so much to everyone who C&C'd my upload of a barn owl.
Today a photo of an egret in flight. This egret was a bit of a dirty chap, his feathers did not look pristine, as they usually do. Someone else who saw him pointed out to me that his bill is slightly mishapen at the top and he doesn't seem to be able to close it properly - I wonder if this has affected his ability to preen. In any case it hasn't affected his ability to feed himself or fly around, so that's the good news!