Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Grey Heron Nest

I was shown this heron chick on the nest today at a pond near Newborough. The nest is unusual for a couple of reasons. First it is the only nest and Grey Herons usually nest in colonies. Second it is very low to the ground with the nest at about head height. The same site was used last year for a failed breeding attempt but this year the branch on which it was built has gradually dropped close to the ground. As far as we could tell there is only one chick although the landowner knows there were at least 3 eggs laid.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

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