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Three Grey Herons take to the loch at sunset
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Image details:  
Image Description: Three Grey Herons take to the loch at sunset
Image notes: Taken at dawn at the head of Mid-Yell voe
Species in Image: Grey Heron
Date: 1980
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00416

General details:  
Common Name Grey Heron
Latin Name Ardea cinerea
Shetland Name Haigrie
Latin Group Name Ciconiiformes
Latin Family Name Ardeidae
Common Family Name Bitterns, Egrets and Herons
Description Fairly common passage migrant, scarce winter visitor. It is thought that the majority of heron seen in Shetland are on passage to or from Scandinavia. No breeding records since 1930s.
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