10 February 2017

Great White Egret

Great White Egrets are no longer quite the rarities that they used to be, but they are still far from common and are very impressive birds. I was lucky enough to be at WWT on Wednesday when a Great White Egret put on a real show. The bird came very close and the light was bright. The photos largely speak for themselves:

Little Egrets were also active and one came close enough to the Great White Egret to allow a clear view of their relative sizes.


Caroline Gill said...

Brilliant photos. I remember arriving in Swansea in the early 1990s and seeing my first *Little* Egrets on Gower.

Dr ICB said...

Fantastic shots!!

Lisa M said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm not a seasoned birdwatcher, but I've just been to Llanrhidian Marsh where we regularly see little egrets, but was lucky enough to see a pair of great white egrets today. What a sight. Beautiful birds.