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Little egret (Egretta garzetta) - Culm River, Cullompton, Devon - 13 July 2018

Little egret (Egretta garzetta) - Culm River, Cullompton, Devon - 13 July 2018

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 colonisation followed naturally from a range expansion into 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.

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Photo prise @ Stonyford le 13 juillet 2018 (© Dis da fi we / Flickr)

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 culm, river, cullompton, devon, little, egret, egretta, garzetta
 

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