The Wilden Marsh Blog

Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

Wilden Marsh herons are getting ready for their breeding season now: starts in February and ends in June. There are a few herons at the heronry already, waiting for females to arrive. The grey heron flies slowly with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is a characteristic of herons and bitterns, distinguishing them from storks, cranes, and spoonbills, which extend their necks. It flies with slow wing-beats and sometimes glides for short distances…. Read More

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