Great White Egret

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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the story of the Great White Egret. Great White Egrets are much bigger than little egrets, another recent colonist. These majestic birds first bred in Britain in 2012 at Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve in Somerset where two nests produced a total of five chicks, four of which fledged successfully: they bred again in 2013.

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Tue 14 Jan 2014 05:58

Great White Egret (Ardea alba)

Image courtesy of Richard Beford (

Archive recording by Paul Marvin

This programme contains an archive recording of a great white egret that was recorded by Paul Marvin (XC143577).  Accessiable at

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