David Element

 

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________________________________________________________________________ Birds 93 Black-crowned Night Herons

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON Nycticorax nycticorax

 

 

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON Nycticorax nycticorax

 

 

         Black-crowned Night Herons Nycticorax nycticorax occasionally turn up in the UK and the photographer was once fortunate enough to have recorded the first record (of a sub-adult bird) for Bookham Common in Surrey. The individual in the first photograph was photographed leaving a small heronry in the Loire Valley, presumably for an early morning feeding expedition and the bird in the second picture was photographed adjacent to the Tagus Estuary in Portugal. There are signs that this stocky little heron may become established as a British breeding species before too long.

 

 

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