Among them grey heron
and little egret, great black-backed gull and black-headed gull, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and whitethroat, song thrush and mistle thrush, and yellowhammer and reed bunting.
The Grey Heron
at Greenbank HE STANDS as sentinel upon his plinth, Stone still amid the feathers and the flight, The air alive with movement, sound, activity, While he with posture petrified remains, Impassive as the male and female mallards, Trail their widening V-shaped wakes.
(Ardea cinerea) at the River Wansbeck near Sheepwash by Jim Jones
(Ardea cinerea) and bean goose were more abundant in NJS and DC.
The sanctuary is also the home to a good number of winged beauties numbering over 150.These include Monal, Koklas, Bearded Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Grey Heron
, Starling, Golden Oriole, Paradise Flycatcher, Western Yellow-Billed Blue Magpie, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon and Black Bulbul.
A study of grey heron
Ardea cinerea breeding colonies identified significant relationships between nesting success and both tree height and tree species (Ayas 2008).
It might still be dark with the full light of dawn still an hour or two away but this grey heron
is a resourceful bird and it uses the orange glow from the nearby streetlights to aid in its quest for fish.
Moreover, Grey Heron
and Moorhen dwell in marshes and bushes of the islands while commonly seen in the sea are whales and dolphins.
An adult male grey heron
(Ardea cinerea [Aves: Ciconiiformes]), was rescued in Sakai, Osaka, Japan, and euthanatized because of severe injury to both legs.
In 2001 and 2002, eight and two pairs of Black-Crowned Night Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) were found, respectively, in the Tama Zoological Park Grey Heron
The island serves as home to birds of prey as well as sea and onshore birds, including sea hawk, black kite, Eurasian hobby, common kestrel, grey plover, little ringed plover, lesser crested tern, red billed tropic bird and grey heron
, among others.