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heron

tall, elegant, fish-eating waterbird, with long legs and a long neck. They are mostly Ardea spp. of the family Ardeidae. Includes gray, purple, great blue and little blue herons.
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Grey Herons were observed principally in marshes (all year long) and lake (H (3, n = 96) = 44.
Feeding activity of the grey heron Ardea cinerea in tidal and non-tidal environments.
After harvesting, grey herons can sometimes be seen in fields, looking for rodents.
And for the first time, the team is planning to broadcast live pictures from the reserve's heronry of nesting grey herons and little egrets.
Grey herons occasionally nested in Conwy's Benarth Wood, where at least 10 pairs are now sitting.
See hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese and swans, plus a colourful colony of Flamingos and the largest nesting colony of Grey Herons in the North-East.
WILDLIFE: Look out for brook trout, kingfishers, water voles and grey herons along Plants Brook.
At least 25 pairs of the magnificent grey herons have nested in each of the last five years and a closed-circuit television camera controlled from the Waterside Cafe allows you to view individual nests during the breeding season.
MAGNIFICENT Grey Herons have returned to their treetop homes across the UK.
THE nesting season is fast approaching for Pwllheli's unique colony of grey herons, one of the most accessible in Britain.
From the heronry boardwalk we heard the early risers, robin, song thrush and blackbird, almost drowning out everything else, except of course the grey herons.