Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by dolina on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:23 am

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The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by jhseow on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:56 am

Very nice, especially with this BG !!
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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by nelson khor on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:09 pm

Not bad at all.... well control in while area

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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by dolina on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:13 pm

Thanks jhseow and nelson.
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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by dolina on Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:03 am

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The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by JKC on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:22 am

Beautiful shots. Smile
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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by wmw998 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:24 pm

Gorgeous bird, and both images were so nicely taken. This specie is prettier than our local Cattle Egret. We do have Little egret here, but I have not seen one simply because I have been paying too much attention to the birds in jungles only !

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Re: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Post by dolina on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:51 am

Thanks JKC and wmw
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