Melanistic Grey Heron Bryan L. Sage (in litt.) has confirmed that, when making his recent comment (Brit. Birds 70: 76), he had overlooked my record of a melanistic Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Little Tring Reservoir, Tring, Hertfordshire, on 29th September 1949 {Trans. Herts, Nat. Hist. Soc. 23: 224, and B. L. Sage, 1959, A History of the Birds of Hertfordshire, page 31)

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