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Hello Friends,

At the sea side I expected to see gulls and other sea birds but a little egret was a bit of a surprise.

This little egret was wading through the shallow water, when the tide was out, in Looe harbour. Periodically, it would stop, perfectly still, looking into the water, watching for fish, before it struck!

From Wikipedia - 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.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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