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Provost Harrison
02-05-2005, 23:59:09
There's nothing quite like seabirds, although a shag gets close :D

http://www.fr.ch/mhn/divers/kenya-image/heron.jpg

Provost Harrison
02-05-2005, 23:59:37
When I pulled up this image on Google it had the advert link "Ebay: low priced heron for sale" :lol:

The Bursar
03-05-2005, 01:49:19
1. Have a nice time in Kenya. Where that species of heron lives.

2. Herons are almost exclusively freshwater birds, not seabirds.

Cruddy
03-05-2005, 01:55:09
You must have fancy night vision equipment to see herons in the dark.

MOBIUS
03-05-2005, 02:18:54
Gah! This copycat thread is heron-dous!

Greg W
03-05-2005, 02:25:18
It's definately not heron-dipitous.

Beta1
03-05-2005, 09:48:10
http://www.acolyte.boltblue.com/misc/picture8.jpg

Provost Harrison
03-05-2005, 10:34:15
Originally posted by Cruddy
You must have fancy night vision equipment to see herons in the dark.

I've been eating lots of carrots :D

Scabrous Birdseed
03-05-2005, 10:42:38
Originally posted by The Bursar
2. Herons are almost exclusively freshwater birds, not seabirds.

Would you consider a cattle egret a type of heron? Cause they were all over the beaches and seafront in Tanzania when I lived there. As well as in freshwater.

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2005, 10:49:18
Egrets tend to congregate at the salty ends of estuaries in Britain as well. It's odd really, since there's no clear distinction between the two categorisations. The genus which is mostly herons has a couple of 'egrets' in, and the genus which is mostly egrets has some birds called heron.

Provost Harrison
03-05-2005, 10:50:43
My God, isn't ornithology exciting?

zmama
03-05-2005, 11:45:18
Herons are cool though. A great blue heron looks prehistoric when flying by :)

Big slowly flapping wings and the tucked in neck.

MDA
03-05-2005, 12:57:27
and their legs trailing along behind. :lol:

King_Ghidra
03-05-2005, 13:44:00
Originally posted by The Bursar
1. Have a nice time in Kenya. Where that species of heron lives.

2. Herons are almost exclusively freshwater birds, not seabirds.

I realise that the competition is extremely fierce, but that really has a shot at lamest post ever.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2005, 13:52:08
Originally posted by The Bursar

2. Herons are almost exclusively freshwater birds, not seabirds.

There are loads of herons in the Maldives, where there are no expanses of freshwater at all.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2005, 13:54:22
There's something inherently scary about herons. While other big flying birds either belt along with loads of noise and action (like swans) or soar/glide like an eagle or albatross, herons fly silently with a slow and deliberate flapping. They remind me too much of pteradactyls.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
03-05-2005, 14:02:45
We gets birdies like dems here in East London, by the Abbey Mills tidal mill complex on the River Lea.


" The Miller's House is also home to the Lea Rivers Trust, a charity which promotes interest in, and activities around the River Lea and the local canals. Trips are available on the canal boat Pride of Lea in the summer season, sailing from Three Mills.

Another part of the former distillery site is still in commercial use but for a use far removed from any of its former roles. The Workspace Group, founded in 1987 acquired a 20 acre site, and has spent 8 million developing it as studios. There is now a preview theatre and rehearsal rooms The site has been used for TV programmes including "London's Burning" and "Big Brother", and for films including "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels". The old bottling plant, behind the Clock Mill, is now the main administration block and sports a new curved roof.

The importance of the survival of the Three Mills should not be underestimated. They are the only surviving tide mills in the Greater London area and the largest in the country. "

http://www.london-footprints.co.uk/wkbowriversadd.htm


Click on the River Lea link for more wildlife info....

Immortal Wombat
03-05-2005, 14:39:19
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
I realise that the competition is extremely fierce, but that really has a shot at lamest post ever.
:beer:

Drekkus
03-05-2005, 15:21:49
A Reiger is a Heron? We have plenty of those around my place. Catching plenty of fish, damn killer birds.

Beta1
03-05-2005, 15:29:06
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
We gets birdies like dems here in East London, by the Abbey Mills tidal mill complex on the River Lea.

Click on the River Lea link for more wildlife info....

Theres loads around the putney-> richmond bit of the thames too, and its still tidal at that point (assuming the thames barrage is open)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
03-05-2005, 15:32:34
I saw a youg confused one outside our house one sunny day.

It was crouched on the window sill of the main nedroom, being dive bombed by lots of smaller birds. I alerted the R.S.P.C.A. who managed to rescue poor ol' heron.


Reminded me of an R.E.M. song:


'Disturbance at the Heron House' .

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2005, 17:04:48
The ones I saw in the Maldives would occasionally take a stroll through the restaurant. It's disconcerting to look up from your dinner to see one staring intently at you from three feet away.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
03-05-2005, 17:13:56
In Australia the pelicans do that.

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-05-2005, 17:32:00
Pelicans look quite comical, however. Herons look like elderly bank managers, or retired hangmen.

Oerdin
03-05-2005, 22:35:53
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
Egrets tend to congregate at the salty ends of estuaries in Britain as well. It's odd really, since there's no clear distinction between the two categorisations. The genus which is mostly herons has a couple of 'egrets' in, and the genus which is mostly egrets has some birds called heron.

Yeah, we get tons of egrets in the brackish coastal marshes.