Grey Heron

Posted: October 28, 2016 in Birds, Natural History
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The largest and commonest of our breeding Herons in the UK, the Grey Heron is a common sight in most wetland habitats.

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Most recent figures suggest that there are around 13000 breeding pairs in the UK. Herons nest in tree-top colonies (heronries) where they may be found alongside their smaller relative, Little Egret.

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

The estimated wintering population in the UK is 63000 birds

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

 

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