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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Purple Heron at Kenfig Saltmarsh

A record shot (of sorts) of the Purple Heron, found earlier by Neil Donaghy. Appears to be an adult to me. It seems to have a preference for feeding in the reedbed just upstream of the WCP footbridge, although the bird did drop into the main reedbed further upstream around 18:20. The bird was not subsequently seen to fly from this area before 19:00 and may have gone to roost there.

5 comments:

Barry Stewart said...

Did it find it's way into NPT?

Mark Hipkin said...

Yes it landed deep into the reedbed (SS784831), the vast majority of which is inside NPT. I'd also say that the couple of times I saw it in flight just upstream of the footbridge were also NPT

David Carrington said...

It flew up from about SS78168311 which is close to the border and may well be in N&PT. I wonder if has set foot in East Glamorgan?

David Gilmore said...

According to ND, who watching it at the time of his phonecall, it was found in East Glam. So as with last years bird, it was seen in both recording areas.

Barry Stewart said...

A very good bird to share and well done Neil.