Garça-branca-pequena

The Snowy Egret, or what we call the Little Egret, is a familiar sight here in the Ria Formosa. Generally a solitary bird although occasionally, as you can see below, we have seen a congregation of them accompanied by Spoonbills and Cormorants when there is a shoal of fish. Their lovely white plumage was once found […]

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Egrets through the lens

Once a rarity in the UK, over the past 25years Egrets have become almost common.  Usually seen in wetlands and estuaries on the South Coast, although they are spreading inland and northwards.   I have seen one in a stream in the middle of a housing estate in my home town of Winchester.   He […]

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