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Wednesday 20 September 2023

A Bold Egret

I did not expect to see anything different or of interest, when I went for this local walk out on the Northern edge of the town. It was quite a strong wind and rain threatened most of the time.

Walking along a footpath by the river I was surprised to see ahead of me a Little Egret strutting about the path. He seemed rather interested in a small ditch that runs along side the river. The ditch is a run off from the adjacent river. Under normal circumstances this Egret would have flown away from that location as soon as it had seen me. Beyond the Egret there was a family sitting on a bench. 

The Egret then flew just up into a tree, perching no more than 3 metres from the ground.

It was quite happy for me to walk up to it and take these images.

It continued to look down into the ditch below. 
There was obviously something there that it was interested in. 

The Egret then dropped down into the ditch. 
I had to relocate to be able to see it and take these images.
I could see a small fish in its beak.

Searching around it found a much larger fish. 
Then it flew over into the adjacent field.

Just goes to show that you should not go out thinking you would not see anything of interest.


  1. Bonjour mon ami.
    Plus les sorties sont nombreuses et plus les occasions de faire de belles photos se multiplient. Tu en es là preuve, bravo et merci. Au milieu de ces belles feuilles vertes c'est superbe.
    Bonne soirée

    1. Salut Nathalie.
      Merci beaucoup pour vos gentils commentaires

  2. Hallo Roy,
    Er gebeurt altijd wel iets als je er op uit gaat ;-) Zo''n prachtige kleine zilverreiger met z'n gele poten is een leuke verrassing en de foto's zijn GE-WEL-DIG ! Ik geniet er van!
    Groetjes, Maria

  3. What a nice surprise! Lovely close up photos too!

    1. Thanks Mandy. It makes a change for birds not to fly away.

  4. Il y a toujours tout plein de choses à découvrir, et bien souvent, tout près de chez soi. Cette aigrette est bien jolie et s'est laissée photographier, tu as de la chance, et de la patience aussi. Bonne fin de journée, Roy.


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