Σταχτοτσικνιάς - Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron
 

Gapton Marshes, Great Yarmouth, UK - 22.1.2008

   

Georgioupolis, Crete 1.1.05

Landing - UK photo

 

UK photo
 

Status: Common passage migrant, a few summer, rare winter visitor
 
2008:
27.2.08 (1) Georgioupolis Water. AM
2007:
4.1.07 (1) Seen from Provarma probably landed near Kiliaris River 11am. RR
26.1.07 (2) Moronis Reserve. RR
6.3.07 (2) Moronis Reserve. RR
25.4.07 (1) Provarma RR
2006:
17.1.06 (1) Lake Kournas. RR
18.3.06 (1) Lake Kournas. RR
30.3.06 (1) Agia Reservoir. RR
1.4.06 (1) flying east of Provarma. RR

29.8.06 (3) Agia Reservoir. RR
5.9.06 (c.19) over Georgioupolis Bay. AM
7.9.06 (c.60) Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
8.9.06 (c.3) Agia Reservoir. CS
10.9.06 (c.12) over Almirida. MA
10.9.06 (c.4) Agia Reservoir. AH
18.9.06 (c.79) Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
21.9.06 (c.4) Agia Reservoir. RR
26.9.06 (c.80) Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
7.10.08 (c.60) Kaliviani, Kissamos Bay area. CS
12.10.06 (c.50) Agia Reservoir. JP
23.11.06 (1) N of Armeni. RR
2005:
12.3.05 (1) Georgioupolis Water. RR
16.4.05 (1) Lake Kournas. RR
18.4.05 (1) Kiliaris River area N of Stilos. RR
30.9.05 (1) Agia Reservoir. CWWW
27.10.05 (1) Kalives. RR
26.11.05 (1) Kalives Bay. RR
8.12.05 (1) Rethymno Harbour. RR
13.12.05 (1) Lake Kournas. RR
2004:
2.12.04 (1) Georgioupolis Water. RR


Identification:
Largest European heron, usually seen on waters edge, waiting to strike at its prey. Retracted head in flight.
Voice: Short harsh frank
Food: Catches fish, rats, eels, frogs etc.
Size: Wingspan: 1.75-1.79m Length: 90-98cm
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