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Great White Egret

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A couple more from yesterday's visit to Farmoor.

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The fog had burned off by this time, so there's a bit more colour than for the grebe.

The great white egret is mainly a bird of the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea , but they do occur fairly regularly in the UK. About the same height and wingspan as a heron, but much more slender in build.

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Well James....  you couldn't miss that could you ... He  was certainly not in the front row when the camouflage  kit was being distributed....
:no :lol:

Don't they have beady eyes?

Really surprised at just how long their legs are too...

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Very nice - the reflection in the first image looks great.

Korky

BTW - I've put a bit of space between the two images - my tidy mind made me do it!

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28 minutes ago, Korky said:

BTW - I've put a bit of space between the two images - my tidy mind made me do it!

No problem.

49 minutes ago, Clicker said:

you couldn't miss that could you

From a distance without size reference, it could be mistaken for a little egret. At first it was somewhat under cover so I didn't notice the yellow bill and was about to note it and move on.

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1 hour ago, JamesT said:

it could be mistaken for a little egret

They do like very similar except the Little Egret doesn't have the yellow beak and they're quite a bit smaller.

The first shot with the reflection is excellent.

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