The Dark Room

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Heron chicks

Last Saturday afternoon I went out on a small boat with the Southern Colour Ringing Group to survey the Heronry at Netherhall. Only 27 nest were found on the Island which was down from last year due to some of the large trees being lost to the recent high winds. With the recent warm weather some of the Heron chicks were near fledging and the Little Egrets were already sitting on eggs, which was early than normal. However, 9 Heron was ringed and 7 of them was also coloured ringed. A massive thanks goes to Paul Roper and the team for the invite and the chance to ring a couple of  Grey Heron chicks.

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