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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Heron

In Greek mythology, the heron was regarded as an unpopular bird because it waded in shallow water, thereby revealing the location of fords to armies poised to invade.


The collective noun for herons is a 'siege.'

Herons don't build conventional nests. They lay two or three blue-green eggs on mats of twigs and reeds on the ground.

Their slim yellow bills are large enough to kill snakes which might attack the nest.

Source Daily Mail

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