2nd October 2015

Great White Egret– these relative newcomers, sometimes seen now in the south and east of England, are fascinating to watch fishing. Down in Sussex again, Lynn spotted this one when we were at Rye Harbour RSPB reserve. They run and leap and take off to find and spear their fish or frog meals. About the size of our Grey Herons, they are larger, of course, than Little Egrets and have dark legs, with yellow beaks when young- this must be older, with its black beak. The Great White Egret first bred in the UK in 2012. Conditions: A glorious spell of sunny weather over the last few days. Temperature: Max 17- Min 8c.

Preening after feeding!

Preening after feeding!

They run and pounce after their prey.

They run and pounce after their prey.

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Great White Egret

Great White Egret

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