Bitterns and herons (Ardeidae)
Where to see them
Expanding populations in Europe mean that this species is now seen more frequently in the UK - it can turn up in almost part of the country, with most in south-east England and East Anglia. Great white egrets favour all kinds of wetland habitats - even farmland ditches can attract them.
When to see them
Great white egrets have occurred in the UK in all months of the year, but they are most likely to be seen during spring and winter.
What they eat
Fish, insects and frogs, caught by spearing with its long, sharp beak.
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