Saturday 9 October 2010

Green Heron at Heligan Gardens, Cornwall

The discovery of this Green Heron puts the cream on the cake of what has been a vintage year in Cornwall (so far).  Congratulations to Bob Mitchell on the find and certainly a bird that everyone would like on their PFL.

The first record in Britain and Europe was back on 27th October, 1889, when  one was shot at Hay Bottom, Pentewan, remarkably just a couple miles away from Heligan!  In the UK there are six accepted records and one from Ireland.


  1. Great shots Steve, now I see why you took the day off work yesterday!! Well worth it.

  2. The best shots of the Green Heron I have seen so far.

  3. Great shots, what a super bird. Wonder how it found Heligan, I really struggled the first time I went ! Sue