At Minsmere on 20 July: please can you tell me what the big white birds were, sitting in a group on edge of water - I was in the wildlife hide looking towards the East Hide. Thank you
Not having visited Minsmere, I can't help much, other than to quiz for more detail.
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In reply to Jane Ware:
Jane Ware said:I've found a photo, the best I could get. Can I add it to the thread somehow?
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Thank you ;). Here they are.
I'm tempted to say egrets, but I can't see enough of the beaks or legs to define which one.
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In reply to Limpy:
Limpy said:I'm going to say they are little egrets. It would be very unusual to see this many great whites together.
I don't think I've ever seen two or more great whites together, but then I didn't want to assume they were all little egrets.
Not the best photo but the most Great Egrets I've seen together at one time were three recently at Leighton Moss..... they all seemed to have varying bill colours from full yellow to maybe young or non-breeding bird.
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