Species highlight; Green Heron (Buterodies virescens).

Jacks Wild Life

On the 29th of April 2018, an unusual looking heron turned up on a garden pond in deepest Pembrokeshire. The news soon broke that this quirky looking bird was a green heron, a species that is usually found frolicking in swamps and lagoons in the Americas, and it was only the second record of one in Wales. The thought of a bird that had been kind enough to fly all the way over the Atlantic to visit me in Wales got me excited. I was feeling pretty confident about seeing him (the bird had been identified as an adult male) as herons have a tendency to stick around for a while, and I didn’t imagine it hopping on a flight back to the USA any time soon.

Although I was excited to go on a good old-fashioned twitch, I had already seen these fascinating birds on my trip to Central…

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