Lovely Egret at Mersehead

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Lovely Egret at Mersehead

  • Was lucky enough to see this beautiful Egret at Mersehead.  As feet initially appeared black was not too sure what it was as the Little Egret I had seen previously had bright yellow feet - but now photos downloaded am pretty sure it is a Little Egret - probably a juvenile.  It was being harried by a corvid.

  • www.arkive.org/.../image-G47602.html

    Could this be explanation of black feet Maggy?

  • Hi Wendy,  thanks for looking this up and passing it on - very interesting.  I think however it is probably a juvenile bird - the RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds says "immatures lack the plumes and yellow feet and have a dull grey bill".

  • Lovely photos, Maggy.

  • Thanks Paul.