June 30th   Leave a comment

The grey herons have finished breeding and there a quite a few juveniles now on the rocky shore. They lack the black eyeline of the adults and have a dirty grey top of their head – it all looks ill defined and generally gives the impression of a more scruffy, younger looking, bird. Some are still following their parents around the rocky shore, others are being chased off by adults from their feeding territories. Grey herons aren’t that territorial around Crail but they don’t usually tolerate another bird feeding close by and I suspect most of the time you see a heron on a particular patch of rocky shore, it’s the same heron.

Juvenile grey heron (JA)

Posted June 30, 2019 by wildcrail in Sightings

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