Purple Heron Breeds in Britain

For the first time ever Britain is hosting a nesting pair of Purple Herons at Dungeness in Kent but this newest species breeding bird is under threat from an airport development in Kent. This striking member of the heron family normally breeds in southern Europe and only visits the UK in small numbers each year, usually as individuals. For the very first time a pair has arrived and has decided to make its home on the Dungeness peninsula, laying eggs. Read Full article

Source: Birdwatch

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