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Little Egrets growing up
Comments(3) # Little Egrets growing up london e17

So, from one alien invader to a more welcome one. Little Egrets almost disappeared from the planet due to the predilection for their plumes in millinery. Yes, ladies hats almost wiped out this wonderful white heron. But now they're back and slowly spreading through the UK. We had at least three breeding pairs here in Walthamstow this year and this pair of youngsters are at the age where they're testing their wings in branch hopping but not yet seeking out their own food. Teens I suppose. Canon EOS 40D
1374 mm
400 ISO
1/800 sec
f 14
Flash: Not Fired