This photo shows a squacco heron.
In Africa, this species is a winter migrant from southern Europe and western Asia.
July 2012. Birders have been gathering at WWT Welney in Norfolk this week to see an extremely rare squacco heron. The reason why it has turned up in the UK is unknown as these birds normally spend the summer in Southern Europe: here.
More squacco heron photos: here.
- Counting Summers By Heron (ironjean.com)
- Kinta Nature Park (pencinta2013.wordpress.com)
- Out of the shadows… (theinkflamingo.wordpress.com)
- The Unexpected Great Blue Heron Photo Shoot (jsawicky.wordpress.com)
- Ardea Herodias (or let me tell you why I like herons) (dflorack.wordpress.com)
- Blue Heron (ncedreuslawr2013.wordpress.com)
- Pensive heron (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)
- Momma Alligator Rescues Baby from Heron’s Beak (environmentalgraffiti.com)
- Herons – Camargue visit (birdsforbeer.wordpress.com)
- Outing to Eston Ponds, KZN 10th November (blpn.org)