Great Blue Herons coming on board ships in mid-Atlantic In late November 1968 reports appeared in the Bristol press that a heron had arrived at Avonmouth on a British merchantman, M.V. Pkardy, and had been taken to Rode Tropical Bird Gardens at Frome, Somerset. On 30th November we visited the gardens and identified it as an immature Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias, the North American counterpart o...

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