Little Egret

Name: Little Egret

Scientific name: Egretta garzetta

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 70

What are nature stars?

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.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 40
  • Rarity: 70
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: Little Egrets first nested in the UK on Brownsea Island, Dorset in 1996.

Photograph credit: Steve Waterhouse

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