May 082018
 

A first winter Green Heron, a North American species and a rare vagrant to Britain, had been found in a garden in the small Pembrokeshire village of Narberth. The bird had taken up residence in a large pond in the garden of a local resident, who kindly opened up his premises to visiting birders. The Green Heron had been present for well over a week and fortunately was still faithful to the pond on Friday 4th May when we set off to spend the weekend with my cousin in the Welsh seaside town of Tywyn. I decide to do a rather large De-Tour in order to see the bird. A three and half hour drive to Narberth, three hours on the bird, then two and half hours to Tywyn. Well worth the effort though and much better views than the one I saw in Lincolnshire many years ago.

Green Heron – first winter – Above 7 images – Narbeth, Pembrokeshire – Tony Davison©

Blackcap -male – Narbeth, Pembrokeshire – Tony Davison©

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