HUNGRY HERON CHECKS OUT THE GARDEN POND – FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER 2011

The leaves have fallen from the apple tree in the back and the rowan trees are bare in the front. Vegetation has generally died down and the visibility for birdwatching during these shorter daylight hours is greater. The bird table stands out and the smaller birds can be spotted easily foraging and flitting in and out of the garden.

The other day, a new visitor turned up on the roof adjacent to the woodstore – a heron. What was a resident of rivers and bogs doing in the middle of a housing estate in Balbriggan? I guess he was hungry, like most birds at this time of year. I used to have fish in the garden pond near that woodstore. However, I have not seen any for many years, just water beetles, pondskaters and smaller pond life. Could it be that  the heron knows more about what lives beneath the surface  in the pond than I do?

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by colette adanan on January 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Probably after frogs.

    Reply

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