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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.
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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

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little egret, cumbria, flookborough, england, north west

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahover 1 year ago

    Cool capture, Jamie!

  • Cheers Ron mate

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Jamie, you must be pleased with that new lens to be able to half crop and still get a good clear image like this.

  • Thanks very much Roy.I was most pleased.I now need to get the hang of in flight capturesThe field of view is smaller so I keep losing sight of the bird..lol

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • myraj
    myrajover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Jamie. Detail looks great viewed larger. Interesting reading also.
    Myra

  • Thank you Myra.It was a beggar to catch.It didn’t like me pointing my camera at it..lol

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 1 year ago

    Congratulations

  • Thanks ever so much Wayne

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Peter

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 1 year ago


    Your work can be found in our Permanent Featured Members Gallery for March ’13 29th March 2013
    Have a great weekend!

  • Thanks Pam,much appreciated.

    – VoluntaryRanger

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