E is for Egret


English rivers hadn’t seen much of the Little Egret for two centuries until it recolonised the south coast from northern France in the late eighties.  For the time being it’s still Amber listed by the RSPB as a rare breeding species, but is increasing in number and can be seen on the mudflats of the Camel.  Gadding about in shallow water, you should be able to spot it by its bright white feathers, plumed crest and souwester yellow feet, prominent at the end of wellyboot legs.

* Little Egret illustration from RSPB

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