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What was on my chimney?


By lilypad


I was up early to let out the dogs. I strayed onto the lawn and something made me look up at the roof. I nearly died of shock. There was the most enormous bird, like a stork .It was all grey and with a huge beak and it caught my eye as it unfolded its huge jointed legs and took off in a panic. I thought crane. I put the news on and featured in it was a bird snctuary in Somerset where they were introducing cranes back into the country after 400 years of their being a common sight. Now it is only a short flight from the Somerset wetlands to the marshes of newport wetlands , Could it be one of these cranes? I listen with interest in case someone else has spotted one.

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Could it be a Heron ?

11 Aug, 2010


That would be my thought..

11 Aug, 2010


Have a look at Bamboo's photo of the one on her roof!

11 Aug, 2010


sounds like a heron

11 Aug, 2010


Hi Lilypad...
Maybe check out the Heron pic on my recent blog "Garden Guests" ...
Was your visitor similar to that one ?

11 Aug, 2010


Do you have a fish pond, with nice bg fat juicy fish in it? If yes - it probaby was a heron.

11 Aug, 2010


Also could check out Peter and Ajays sister site where you will find some very good heron images which may confirm your sighting.Various members including Ajay have posted photos...Good luck...

12 Aug, 2010

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