spuggies and jackdaws and hedgehogs and frogs in Any Other Business / Any Other Sports Posted December 10, 2018 On 12/9/2018 at 6:56 AM, Farmduck said: Isn't there a simple distinction between egrets, ibis and herons related to neck position when they fly. One lot fly with their necks out straight whereas the other lot keep the neck in an S shape when they fly. Sounds like you know a lot more about it than I do. Herons are relatively common here (although I only see them once or twice per year at most.) Egrets used to be very rare in the UK, but their range has gradually expanded from France into Southern England over the last 20-30 years. Ibis are currently very rare visitors, but the expectation is that if we continue to get warmer, they'll start breeding here.