Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Lost in the Gardens

I finally made the journey down to the "lost gardens of Heligan" in Cornwall today, to see the juvenile Green Heron which turned up last week. As you can see from the images and video below the bird showed very well, feeding actively on Roach fry and frogs. This Green Heron represents the eleventh record for the UK following a bird found in Kent two years ago. After watching the bird for a couple of hours I enjoyed a nice walk around the gardens with Lucy, well worth a visit if you're in this part of the world.

1 comment:

  1. Great images Ashley.
    It might have got blown off course however the heron certainly picked a magical place to land and seems to be revelling in all the attention, perhaps it will decide to stay!
    Hope you enjoyed returning to Choughland for the day.