A Little Egret early one morning on Hooe Lake…

April 28, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More

A Little Egret’s early morning wash & brush up before flying away.
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Classed as a rare breeding species the little egret is a small white heron with white plumes on its crest, back and chest. It has a black bill, black legs legs and bright yellow feet. It first appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred in Dorset in 1996.  The little egret is now at home on numerous south coast sites, both as a breeding species and as a winter visitor.

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  1. Mike says:

    That’s good, we spot them too. They were gone for quite a while with the on-going development of Hooe Quarry and others. Thankfully, although less frequently it looks like they are returning.

  2. Ramon says:

    I have spotted a kingfisher twice now here at Hexton Quay along with little grebe and egret.

  3. steve says:

    Glad to see there are six signets on duck ponds.

  4. Penny says:

    Today I have seen a jay, dunnocks, blackbirds (m&f)robin, wagtail,egret,greenshank,redshank,swan family, little grebe, shellducks,pigeons,bluetit,and great tit in and around the Lake.

    6th Jan 2011

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