Friday, 5 December 2014

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Little Egret

These are a few shots I took while out with my bird class on Monday at the  ‘Floodgates’ and although the tide was great we saw lots of birds, however they were too far away for great shots.  See yesterday’s posts for more shots. The 4th shot is of the overall scene at the Floodgates.  Below are three shots of the Little Egret.




Below is the scene at the Floodgates where we saw probably about 25,000 of Pale bellied Brent, a flock of 700 Golden Plover and another flock of 300 Dunlin.  There were also Turnstone, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Black tailed Godwit, Pintail and Mallard duck, Black headed and Great Black backed Gulls, Pied Wagtail and only this one Little Egret.  We normally see a Grey Heron Floodgates however not that day but later on we saw one at another site.  It was a great start for my class to our birding day.


I am sorry the birds were not close enough for any 
decent photographs however I hope you enjoyed seeing this Little Egret.


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42 comments:

  1. Great shots of the egret, I particularly like the long wispy feathers that blow up in the breeze. I've never been that close to one in real life. I always enjoyed seeing them in the far distance, so white and elegant.

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  2. Beautiful Egret and lovely images. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. Very nice pictures - hard to believe that this bird has become so common in the UK - was a bit of a rarity when I as a lad!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: there seems to be a problem with all of the memes that use inLinkz at present so I can't see if you have connected to WBW or not this week! SM

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  4. Such a beautiful little egret. I thing these little birds are so cute, and your reflections are just great ! Happy holiday season to you Margaret!!! Think of you and all you do often!

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  5. You took some great shots of this one Margaret.

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  6. Love the first two photos. Such an elegant bird. I love their wispy feathers. Have a great weekend, Margaret!

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  7. A cute little bird I love the last landscape shot

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  8. Nice shots of the egrets Margaret, I can remember when they were quite rare to the UK now they seem to be doing well everywhere!
    That's a great place for birds there, some impressive numbers, and nice to see....[;o)

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  9. It's nice to watch birds; and also nice to know their names. I'm glad you listed them. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Wonderful photos of the egret, love its reflections. The rocky shore is lovely too. Thank you Margaret :-)

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  11. Margaret,
    Your photos are magical.
    You marvel at the white heron.
    One time I saw such a bird.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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  12. Love the little egret, checking himself in the mirror!!

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  13. Great shots! I adore egrets.

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  14. Yes, I did enjoy seeing the Little Egret! Thanks.

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  15. P.S. Tip about the toffee. Don't try to chew it. ;-)

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  16. Amazing photos! The bird has something philosophical -

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  17. Wonderful pictures, I love how you've managed to capture the beauty of this Heron!

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  18. Love the egret! I thought you were going to say it was another shot from Africa.

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  19. I am sorry too that we couldn't see all of the birds. You named off birds I have never heard of let alone been able to see. What a great place you live in. The little Heron is a beauty ... love the reflection. Nice pictures, as always Margaret. Sorry I haven't been commenting much. I seem to fly into and out of my blog these days. Too many things to get done for the holidays ... naturally I have left it all to the last minute so I am very busy. I do take the time to peruse your wonderful pictures though ... love every single one :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  20. Beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

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  21. Love that 'bad feather day' look. And the scenery.

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  22. I love that squiggly reflection in the first shot! Such beautiful shots of this egret.

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  23. WOW! This bird is just gorgeous! AND you have captured him looking at his reflection in the water, so wonderful. It is almost like an illustration from a fairy tale. I know he must be looking for fish, but it really does look like he is admiring himself!

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  24. Great captures, they are just a beautiful creature in nature.

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  25. Your "distanced" pics are better than some of my close ups:):) The egret somehow looks heart warming (wrapped up in its own little world) and the last view is gorgeous!

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  26. What great shots of the little one.

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  27. A delightful collection here Margaret - thank you for sharing these beauties.

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  28. How does your little Egret remain so white amongst all that mud? Beautiful shots.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Wren x

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  29. the little egret seem to enjoy it´s own reflection :)

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  30. What a beautiful Little Egret, and what an amazing place to see that many varieties of birds!! I am sure you thoroughly enjoyed your time spent there!!

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  31. loving the reflections and the seaside. sounds like a major birding day!
    HapPy Weekending...

    Sharon

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  32. Just beautiful, Margaret! I am a backyard birder (and travel-lover) so I'm glad I found your blog. How amazing to speak on cruise ships! How fabulous!

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  33. great photo of the egret...and I love the landscape photo of the shore

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  34. the egret is pretty with a wonderful reflection

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  35. Love the Egret, white as snow.

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  36. Great sightings! Lovely shots!

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  37. Great photos of the Little Egret. Its so wonderful the way they have spread across the country :)

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  38. Lovely egret photos - his feathers look a little ruffled - it must have been windy?! A nice landscape to birdwatch on :)

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