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The Cattle Egret – this intriguing member of the Heron family is becoming a more common sight in the UK and even beginning to breed. They are slightly smaller than its well known relative, the Little Egret, with a more hunched posture and of course, as their name suggests, are commonly seen in fields amongst livestock. Cattle Egrets have yellow or greyish legs and a yellow beak in comparison to the black legs and yellow feet of the Little Egret, which have a black beak. Of the ten Cattle Egrets seen in these images (and a Black-headed gull), nine of them are in full breeding plumage and one is not…can you spot it?