It said the most exciting observations of the weekend were a White wagtail observed at Paphos Plain, a Leucistic Barn Swallow observed at Akrotiri Peninsula, in Limassol and a Squacco
Heron in Athalassa Park, in Nicosia.
Heron, a Mediterranean visitor, dropped into Anglesey's Cemlyn Bay, but its visit was as brief as our summer, and it hasn't been spotted since.
Herons, Ardeola ralloides, occur in Europe, North West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and southwest Asia (Hancock and Kushlan 1989, Kushlan and Hafner 2000).
He illustrated this with a series of photographs of a squacco
heron standing in shallow water, absolutely still, waiting to catch a fish.
Ardeidae Egretta ardesiaca Black heron Bubulcus ibis Cattle egret Egretta alba Great egret Ardea cinerea Grey heron Egretta intermedia Intermediate egret Egretta garzetta Little egret Egretta garzetta Lesser egret Ardea purpurea Purple heron Ardeola ralloides Squacco
With three great white egrets - one of which was ringed as a nestling in France's Loire Valley - five cattle egrets, four glossy ibis, single squacco
and purple herons.
Its summer tern colony, which includes Common and Arctic terns as well as a few pairs of the rare Roseate tern, is renowned,but Cemlyn is also home to rare species like the Squacco
Heron and the Storm Petrel,as well as a host of ducks,plovers and sea birds and a wealth of maritime flora.
A RARE Squacco
Heron from southern Europe has decided to make itself at home in the Norfolk Broads.
For example, Green Herons (Butorides virescens) (Keenan 1981) and Squacco
Herons (Ardeola ralloides) (Crous 1994) actively fish with insects as bait.
A rare Squacco
Heron was sighted in Nottingham recently.
Detection probability of nests of Squacco
Herons in southern France.
Data on the food of the Purple (Ardea purpurea), Night (Nycticorax nycticorax) and Squacco
(Ardeola ralloides) herons on Lake Ludas.