An Uncommon Christmas Visitor to the Pond

Rick,

Over the last week to ten days a grey heron has been visiting my back garden and pond here in Lychpit. Quite a feat seeing my garden is quite small at 45 feet square and packed full of shrubs and plants. It just demonstrates how good the short take-off and landing (STOL) skills these birds possess. The heron always uses a steep approach from the roof of my house.

As there are no fish in the pond, I can only assume the heron has spotted hibernating male frogs and fancies a tasty winter meal.Best regards

Phil Males

Last Updated on January 2, 2020

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