Was lucky enough to see this beautiful Egret at Mersehead. As feet initially appeared black was not too sure what it was as the Little Egret I had seen previously had bright yellow feet - but now photos downloaded am pretty sure it is a Little Egret - probably a juvenile. It was being harried by a corvid.
see my photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggyn/
Could this be explanation of black feet Maggy?
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Hi Wendy, thanks for looking this up and passing it on - very interesting. I think however it is probably a juvenile bird - the RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds says "immatures lack the plumes and yellow feet and have a dull grey bill".
In reply to Maggy:
Lovely photos, Maggy.
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