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Found this bird on an afternoon’s birdwatching near Flookborough in South Cumbria. They are now being seen regularly in Cumbria,NW England as their range expands. I spotted this one in a drainage ditch and as I stopped to take a shot,it flew off.I watched it land up the road in a field corner and I stalked it and managed to get a couple of close-ups
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR Sigma 150-500mm lens,cropped by half.
The Birds Jan 2013
Naturally Black Or White etc April 2013
The little egret is a small white heron with attractive white plumes on crest, back and chest, black legs and bill and yellow feet. It first appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred in Dorset in 1996. Its colonization followed naturally from a range expansion intro western and northern France in previous decades. It is now at home on numerous south coast sites, both as a breeding species and as a winter visitor. It is included on the Amber List as rare breeding species.Source RSPB