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Heron on car

Observed: 23rd December 2009 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Looked out of the window today and was rather surprised to see a Heron standing on top of my car roof! Didn't manage to get the camera out in time for the Heron itself, but here are its footprints - looks like it jumped up the windscreen to get onto the roof.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) interacts


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If you look to the right of the first photo you can see where the tips of its primaries brushed the snow as it climbed up!

Bob Ford

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Thanks for that Bob, I wondered whether it would have been the wing that made that mark.

Entomologist and biological recorder