January 31st   Leave a comment

Grey herons are another early season nester like rooks. A pair has been hanging around the heronry at Cambo for the last week. The rationale for rooks is that they are open field and grassland specialists so they can’t find as much food as the summer progresses and the vegetation and crops grow up. I’m not sure what the reason is for grey herons – they are big birds so development will take longer, but even so they are not very big. And there should be plenty of food for them even in a dry summer, particularly as our herons are mostly seashore feeders.

The early pair of grey herons at Cambo this week

Posted January 31, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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