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NIGHT HERON - Nycticorax nycticorax

 

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1986:

On May 2nd an adult was seen near the R. Avon in the Keynsham/ Hanham area. It was present until May 5th when it was seen to fly off in the evening in near darkness.

 

1971:

On November 19th at the ICI Chemical Works on Severnside an immature was found inside a building and taken into care. It was ringed and subsequently released at Chew Valley Lake on November 28th where it remained until December 19th. It was considered by some at the time to have been the North American form hoactli. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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