Category Archives: Herons

Bitterns and Powder Down

Explaining the Blue THIS POST on a curiously ‘blue-capped Bittern’ (blue-grey on crown and in malars and even little at the bill base) at Buckton Pond produced highly illuminating responses. So here, a follow -up bringing those comments together. Certainly new learning for me (MG). James McCallum … Continue reading

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Great White Egret – and the modesta issue

Bridlington 12th April 2013 Always wanted to see one of these. Today was the day. A Great White Egret in Western Europe but with bare parts colours which used to be assumed to relate to Eastern taxon ‘modesta’. Breeding dress and other forms of Great White … Continue reading

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High in the Sky

Linosa Diaries- Overhead It’s a volcanic island with a lack of easy landing for some species and some birds are highly aerial anyway. Here’s a flavour of some very interesting birds seen essentially overhead during my 10 days on Linosa in November 2011. All photos taken early November 2011 and © Michele … Continue reading

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Little Blue Heron in Yorkshire?

Hmmmmmm…! Nick Morgan got in touch a couple of days ago. He has drawn attention to the appearance of a white heron sp. in photos, and actually, rightly so. The question surrounds photos taken in the Nosterfield area of North Yorkshire in late July 2011. The photographer, Brian Morland is … Continue reading

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First Summer Purple Heron

At Last! Wheatear by the caravan and another 5 nearby said birds moving this morning before 7 am. Redwing along the lane with new -in Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Swallows and Sand Martins over and 3 Barnacle Geese south. Later on a Ring-necked … Continue reading

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