Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Little Egret.


I distinctly remember my first UK coastal sighting of a Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) in the early 1980's when it was considered a rarity but now it would be a poor days birding if you failed to see any number both at the coast and many inland sites. All these images were taken during late February at Farlington Marshes LNR.

I'm always amazed at the patience these birds display while waiting for the right time to strike.

The moment of impact.

Time to move on and find a better feeding location!

Linking to: Wild Bird Wednesday.

23 comments:

  1. Brilliant captures Frank,looks like an ideal setting.
    John.

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  2. Really fantastic close up shots.

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  3. Beautiful! Too bad he hasn't got prey! Gr. John

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  4. Lovely captures!It's white plumage is easily spotted but a Little Egret is not so easily photographed.

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  5. Nice series of Egret photos, FAB!!

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  6. Lovely images Frank.
    We can see them up here out on the fens, but getting close to them is not easy.

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  7. The "moment of impact" is my favorite today!!! [also, love the reflections]

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  8. Lovely shots Frank. Haven't seen one for years.

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  9. We call 'little egrets' cattle egrets around these parts. And what you're calling a little egret, snowy egrets. All three (with great egrets) are favorites of mine.

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  10. Great action shots! I'm guessing it missed with its strike!

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  11. Fantastic pictures - think the light was good for photography too!

    All the best Jan

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  12. Such a pure white in the midst of the mud and water.

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  13. Always a lovely bird to see Frank and like you, I remember when it was a real thrill to see one. Now there are good enough numbers to almost overlook them.

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  14. Pretty series on the egret. They are beautiful!

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  15. Egrets are so beautiful!

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  16. Amazing shots of the bird.

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  17. Great looking bird. I saw my first one on the Tamar in early 90's - and it was not even listed in my rather old (family heirloom!) field guide! I bought a new one the next day!

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. Great shots of this beautiful bird!

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