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Rare visitor

By norton
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................


Tags: Wildlife Birds Herons Egrets Wildlife and nature Cattle egret

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12 Jan 2009 9:23AM
wonderful shot

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Shroomer 10 14 167 England
12 Jan 2009 9:31AM
Great capture Tony, all too many times people just see them and think its a little Egret. Great exposure on the whites
Well captured
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
12 Jan 2009 9:31AM
Excellent capture !
shelldud 8 15 England
12 Jan 2009 9:42AM
brilliant shot
Cormy 9 3 England
12 Jan 2009 9:51AM
Lovely shot Tony.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:01AM
Wish they would fly a little further North to Northumberland they are so interesting
12 Jan 2009 10:07AM
aww thats beautiful
well done
danbrann 12 636 17
12 Jan 2009 11:42AM
A great and rare capture.
12 Jan 2009 11:58AM
Top shot...
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 12:21PM
Wonderful capture--Love it
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 12:49PM
Very nice shot. I like the depth of feild in this it works very well. Nice colours it sharp were needed. Great work.

12 Jan 2009 12:51PM
Very well caught
RAUL 8 Italy
12 Jan 2009 12:52PM
Excellent shot.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 2:41PM
I missed both of them on my visit last week back to Jersey. Well spotted and captured.
Marilyn x
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
12 Jan 2009 2:47PM
What great exposure in this wonderful capture.
12 Jan 2009 3:12PM
Fabulous capture.
Ray42 9 3 England
12 Jan 2009 4:09PM
A great capture and good exposure
MandsH 10 England
12 Jan 2009 4:18PM
How lucky to spot this, so well capured
Stace 9 2 2 England
12 Jan 2009 5:29PM
Well spotted and captured

photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
12 Jan 2009 6:04PM
Well spotted Tony with great exposure, excellent shot
Maiwand 10 3 72 England
12 Jan 2009 6:49PM
Great exposure on this unusual and hard to spot bird Tony.
Nice one well exposed.
iancam 8 23 England
12 Jan 2009 8:06PM
Excellent shot
Roly 10 Wales
12 Jan 2009 8:07PM
Superb shot.
Dinney 9 2 England
12 Jan 2009 9:27PM
Super shot,caotured the whites perfectly,
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 9:41PM
great capture and thanks for the very interesting info
13 Jan 2009 12:04AM
wowsuperblovethe dof
Brilliant shot

great capture
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 11:19AM
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.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2009 8:37PM
Good detailed shot - well spotted and captured Ina
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 10:42AM
Lovely shot Tony; great detail and contrast against the dark green
14 Jan 2009 4:03PM
well done as usual Tony...tomorrow we we can see the sun 4 hours atlast
RTDS 8 Cyprus
14 Jan 2009 5:37PM
Excellent capture as always.
Awsome details and the low angle is great.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 9:32PM
Cracking shot well detailed,
15 Jan 2009 11:42AM
A superb shot Tony, well done,
Pegon 12 78 1 England
15 Jan 2009 5:15PM
Excellent capture Tony. Well spotted.
Blenkinsopp 11 320 4 England
15 Jan 2009 7:55PM
brilliant capture - no egrets of any description round here
rmr 10 1 Wales
17 Jan 2009 8:22PM
lovely colours and detail
astyag 10 12
17 Jan 2009 9:12PM
Pretty amazing composition, well done
lyntonB 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 12:17AM
Stunning shot, nice detail and composition. Excellent capture.

georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
18 Jan 2009 10:25AM
good shot.
MickS 12 23 14 England
18 Jan 2009 5:04PM
Watcha Tony,
well caught.

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