Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Heron fest at Dunge

A few weeks ago for a change I thought I'd venture South to Dunge to see if the Purple Herons had finally got off some brown jobs.
No........still no juvs but the adults were still returning to the nest. Nearby on the marshes the scenic windfarm is always a delight to see, still keeps plenty of consultants in work looking for mashed up herons, raptors etc.
Grey Heron at Dunge tickling the wires (as seen on Channel 4 advertising) the pylons not the heron!
Bittern one of two seen in a morning at Dunge. Way back in the late 70's early 80's I could only dream of seeing one of these in Kent, yet nowadays there's plenty of places to look for them in winter, spring or in this case summer!!
Purple Heron, have they bred, haven't they..................must be the longest nesting ever and still no visible young, has it all gone pear shaped?

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