Egrets, they’ve had a few…

Sorry couldn’t resist that dodgy pun… just been for a quick visit to Old Moor, and the little egrets that were there at the beginning of August are still there, and have been joined by about eight other birds! We saw about seven of them, showing well and dotted around most of the hides.

Fingers crossed they’ll overwinter, and if they do they’ll probably breed, and if so that’ll be a Yorkshire first. Maybe it is climate change making northern climes more attractive to the egrets, or maybe just another sudden and spontaneous expansion (as collared doves did in the 1950s), but either way I don’t think anyone would claim little egrets would be an unwelcome addition to Yorkshire’s breeding birds.


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