"Mega rare" Great Blue Heron comes to Scilly

Posted on Apr 21st 2015
Great Blue Heron at Old Town Bay on St. Mary''s

Great Blue Heron, by Robin Ashton

Birdwatchers have been flocking to the Isles of Scilly in the last week in search of the "mega rare" Great Blue Heron, and they've beeen rewarded by their efforts! First spotted at Old Town Bay and Lower Moors on St. Mary's last Tuesday, by the weekend it had moved on to the Great Pool at Bryher and, today, it has been spotted on Tresco!  It is only the second time that the Great Blue Heron has been spotted in the UK, the first time was also on Scilly a few years ago.  The majestic bird is usually more at home in North America, the Canary Islands or the Azores.

 

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