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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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Henshel opened the skull of a heron she had hatched from an egg collected near a dioxin-spewing pulp and paper mill.
I was attempting to photograph this great blue heron at Ring's Pond when suddenly he snatched a huge largemouth bass from the water
All fish and the tadpole were caught while the heron stood in a crouched position in shallow, still water with very few, slow steps between some captures, as is typical of Green Herons (Davis and Kushlan 1994).
Israeli firms delivered two of the Herons in December 2008, but the rest of them have not been not delivered yet.
The herons are believed to come from a nesting site at Bretton Hall College - but nests have also been seen by the canal at Slaithwaite.
Israeli company delivered two of the Herons in December 2008, but the rest of them are not delivered yet.
Hundreds of herons have been nesting on islands in the lake at Bretton Hall College.
A spokesman for the RSPB charity said herons were keen fish eaters.
You do tend to get a little blase about herons when you work in nature reserves - we get lots at Brockholes, Wigan Flashes and Lunt Meadows.
The maritime Herons will provide comprehensive protection of naval borders and strategic infrastructures to meet the operational needs.