Tuesday 12 December 2017

Most likely heron did not share duckling

Regarding the mother heron mentioned in Grainne Cunningham's report of a heron stealing a duck's chick (Irish Independent, June 21), herons nest from the middle of February to the middle of March, so it was highly unlikely that she was taking this prey home to the roost.

john p burke
Cloonfad, co roscommon

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