From Wildlife Extra:
Little egrets breed in Hertfordshire for first time
Little egrets at Amwell Nature Reserve
Barry Reed, the Trust’s volunteer recorder said: “An elusive pair of little egrets at Amwell Nature Reserve has kept local observers guessing all summer – they finally revealed their secret this week, when a brood of young were spotted in dense vegetation on the heronry island. It was a great pleasure to be able to confirm breeding in Hertfordshire for the first time, a much hoped for event following their colonisation of the UK during the last 15 years.”
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