Name: Little Egret
Scientific name: Egretta garzetta
Nature Stars: 70
About: A small, white heron about 60cm tall. Feeds on small fish, crayfish and shrimps. Once a very rare visitor from the Mediterranean, Little Egrets are now a common sight around the coasts of southern England and Wales after expanding their range in the late
How to identify: A small, white heron with black legs and yellow feet.
Where: Found around the coasts and estuaries of England and Wales, more rarely in Scotland and inland.
Fantastic fact: Little Egrets first nested in the UK on Brownsea Island, Dorset in 1996.
Photograph credit: Steve Waterhouse