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Heron's lunch

Observed: 30th April 2011 By: Jonathan
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We were cycling along the canal towpath at lunchtime and came across this heron which was completely unafraid and let us get really close. Eventually, it flapped off, landed a short distance off and grabbed something from the water. We weren't sure what it was (a frog, I thought) till later we were able to look at the pictures. A bit of a shock! But then, I have eaten duck too. Just not killed it myself.

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Species with which Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) interacts


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Well caught -

I knew that they will eat ducklings, but have never seen it.