Elusive green heron survives the floods
By: Steve Ott
The Lost Gardens of Heligan most famous visitor this year has been an incredibly rare Green Heron that has been staying in the Lost Valley, and was recorded by Heligan’s wildlife team early in October
Following Wednesday’s flooding – and widespread damage at The Lost Gardens of Heligan – there was fear for the bird’s safety, but as this picture by Richard Stafford shows, the heron appears to be thriving amidst the waters around him.
Although the birds are quite widespread across their native countries of the United States and southern Canada, they are certainly not expected to purposely make the long and arduous journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the UK. It is thought possible that the Green Heron may have been blown off course during its annual winter migration.
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