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Grey Heron at Night

Observed: 5th March 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 5.3.11.Rooksbury Mill
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Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 5.3.11.Rooksbury Mill.10
Description:

Rarther large bird 'fishing' in drainage ditch at night.There are no fish there, so maybe after frog spawn?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) interacts

Comments

itsmeal's picture

Feeding

I understand they will eat frogs ...Easy prey when breeding

Alan Edwards

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Frogs

I've certainly seen them taking frogs and even bigger things. Some pictures of one eating a rat are here http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/17429

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David Howdon

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Nice pics of the rat

Nice pics of the rat eatting.They have been photographed locally eatting water vole

Graeme Davis