We are very excited to bring you images of a Little egret nesting at Hengistbury Head which may, in fact, be the first live streaming of this bird on the nest in the UK.
The little egret is a small white heron with attractive white plumes on crest, back and chest, black legs and bill and yellow feet. It first appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred in Dorset and at Hengistbury Head in 1996. Climate change with warmer winters probably made breeding in the UK viable. Two eggs have just hatched (8 July) with the third expected to hatch soon, so we are in for a real treat over the next six weeks as we watch the young birds develop.