Indeed it is. There are lots of species of Egret (of which three are regular in UK) but this is the only one you will see with yellow feet
It’s a bit more crowded in our box. I think we still have seven or eight, and I expect they will leave in the next few days. I’ve moved a cctv camera in the hope that I can capture them when they attempt their first flights.In Tit City, W14,View attachment 524012
things have moved on. There are five live hatchlings left in the nest box. Four are quite boisterous and wander about the floor of the box while the other smaller one tends to stay in the original nest bowl. He/she will probably die in the next 36 hours. It's a brutal business.
The mother is on the left of the picture. The small weak bird is bottom right. The survivors will probably leave the nest within the next five days, and that's when the slaughter usually occurs. Jays, woodpeckers, magpies and, of course, those repulsive local cats make short work of them. None usually survive. For an adult bird that might live for three years, that seems a harsh sentence.
We have an empty nest here this morning too. I'll have to review my external camera recording to see if I can see when they left. There were seven healthy looking youngsters when I checked last night.My Blue Tits have fledged..no sign of any bodies , parents still about collecting food.