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Heron and magpie

Observed: 8th September 2011 By: TamsinTamsin’s reputation in BirdsTamsin’s reputation in BirdsTamsin’s reputation in BirdsTamsin’s reputation in Birds
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) interacts

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camelbirder's picture

Herons on roofs

This seems to happen more often than you think. I have seen herons on at least two occasions in the past three years alight like this. I thought that they may be going into the garden to hunt fish from a pond but on both occasions the garden did not have one. So I wonder why do the perch on roofs?

Derek.

Peter Allen's picture

They certainly get a reaction

They certainly get a reaction from other bird species. When one flies over my hens the immediately freeze and go completely silent until the Heron has gone. They (the hens)exhibit similar reactions to raptors.

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