Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

The night heron is a rare and little-seen bird, which is visiting the UK more frequently thanks to warmer summers. They are a smaller relative of the grey heron, with a shorter neck and shorter yellow legs. They are a wading bird and eat fish which they hunt from the water's edge. They are mostly nocturnal. Look to the rear of the Waterfowl enclosure at Wildwood to see this shy bird, which often rests amongst the bushes in the enclosure.

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