Nattress, B, Ward-Smith, R, Broyd, S. J, Greaves, P. K, Smith, D. J, Rose, L. N, Hampton, M, Bunn, D. S & Page, D / February 1983 – vol. 76, issue 2, pp 82–90 Unusual feeding action of Great White Egret. On 8th August 1979, at Messingham sand quarries, south Humberside, D. Suddaby and I were watching a Great White Egret Egretta alba when it began to feed in a manner not mentioned in BWP. Standing knee-deep in the water and staring into it with its head held up, it suddenly began to paddle and flap its wings violently, throwing its head and neck back and... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.