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By Magpiemick  
Haven't been on epz over the weekend i've been in Northumberland visiting the Farne Islands so plenty to upload but this has to jump the queue !!

SQUACCO HERON....Ardeola ralloides

Rare vagrant to the U.K. this bird is in full adult summer plumage and was immaculate..
Small Heron only 40-49cm high..

Found yesterday 29th and still there as i type at Crossness on the Southern Marsh at the Wader Scrape near Southmere Lake, close to Thamesmead......

What a Brilliant London bird find.....not be me!

Tags: Wildlife London Birds General Rare Crossness Squacco heron Wildlife and nature

Voters: X5DJM, BurntOut, stevebidmead and 19 more

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X5DJM 17 26 England
30 May 2007 7:28PM
Sharp clear and well cropped.
Nice one..
30 May 2007 8:39PM
This is a cracker.
User_Removed 16 16 England
30 May 2007 8:48PM
A really great wildlife shot!!
Steb 17 7 England
30 May 2007 9:14PM
Well captured in a perfect setting.

paulxpaul 15 40 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 9:33PM
Excellent image Mick.....Paul.
Newtman 16 2 5
30 May 2007 9:51PM
You have caught the detail in the plumage superbly.
GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 9:54PM
WOW what lovely looking bird, lucky you to not only see it but have photo as well, great image super detail
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
30 May 2007 10:31PM
Not only the rarest of birds Mick but so beautifully shown as well. I almost felt as if I could reach out and touch that soft downy plumage. Wonderful.
peter_oak 17 1 England
31 May 2007 7:32AM
Good shot Mick,well spotted.Hope you had a great time up north.

Shroomer 16 14 167 England
31 May 2007 2:37PM
Wow great capture, what a rare find. Pin sharp focus and detail.
Super capture Mick
SueWB 16 England
1 Jun 2007 10:30PM
What a find! And a super capture as well!
skewey 16 31 England
4 Jun 2007 10:43PM
Super capture Mick.
HUMIE 15 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2007 8:17PM
Wonderful capture Mick.

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