Grey Heron ingesting junk O n 16th J u n e 1981, at West Sedgemoor, Somerset, I found a juvenile Grey Heron Ardea cinerea; extremely weak a n d almost prostate, it was easily caught. I took it to a nearby farm, where I was told that it had been seen in a weak condition, barely able to fly, a day or two before. It soon died. O n dissection, a hard foam rubber 'eel' or 'snake' about 40 cm long and 2 cm ...

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