Wednesday, 26 October 2011

What's Happened to the Herons ?

It's well over 6 weeks since I've seen any Herons down the lower river. This is unusual because this area was a favoured fishing spot for 2 of our regular herons. I wonder if the Mink or some other predator has killed them ? I know one of the herons used to frequent the Swans Island and stand in the tall grass preening itself. This makes me wonder if a Mink has got it there, for this is where I found a dead Khaki Duck just a few weeks ago. I am told that there is still a heron up river but we used to have at least 4 of them on the lower stretch. The pics show our colourful birds earlier in the year.


dr-grigor said...

Yes come to think of it i have not seen them in a while now too . strange

jayteescot1 said...

I was pleased to see one near the island at the road bridge this evening...first I've seen for ages !