Little egret by Gareth Hardwick 1/10
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Little egret by Eddie Deane 5/10
Little egret by Nick Goodrum 6/10
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Little egret fishing by David MacFarlane 8/10
Little egrets in flight by David Colk 9/10
Little egret by Maurice Funnell 10/10

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

With a white body and fluffy snowy plumes on its crest and back, the little egret is relatively easy to identify. Generally they are solitary and silent birds, however they do make harsh alarm calls if disturbed at thier roost sites.

Conservation status

Little egrets first arrived in the UK in the 1950s and first bred in Dorset in 1996. Colonisation of Norfolk began in earnest during the 1990s and the species is now a well established and increasing breeding resident. Nationally the little egret is not a species of concern and is generally increasing.

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Did you know?

The neck plumes on a little egret were once more valuable that gold! They were taken to use in the hat trade and actually caused extinction of some populations.

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