Heron and friend


a pair of herons

Good news to start the new year, the heron is no longer on his own again. He was spotted high up in the tree with a new partner. They were clearly enjoying the most of the twilight sun before the usual evening chorus of songbirds began.


One bird that prefers to whistle instead of singing is the aptly named whistling duck a migrant bird to these shores. He was strutting around outside the pond showing off his unusual plumage.


The duck is also known as “the Egyptian duck “, and hails from Africa where they were considered to be sacred. Certainly a treasure to find him at Waddon Ponds.


Whistling Duck: what is his favourite tune?  Suggestions please in the comments.


How will he and the other birds will manage in the predicted snow over the next few days? I will keep you informed.


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