Another good bird on Skomer today. This Great Egret is a first for the island but perhaps one that we should have been expecting. These heron sized egrets are one of several long legged water birds that have been colonising Britain in the last 10 years. Great Egrets have been breeding in the Somerset levels for the last few years and are becoming increasingly common in Britain as a whole. Our bird was an immature so wasn't part of the breeding population, yet.