Thursday, 10 November 2011

Night Heron update

Don't worry, the Night Heron hasn't been re-sighted! I finally got a reply from one particular zoo in Staffordshire, after emailing them for the third time asking if they'd had any of their Night Herons escape this year and it seems they haven't. I'd heard rumours of herons and storks escaping from there earlier this year, which as you can imagine got me worried! Elsewhere in the midlands, Twycross Zoo and Cotswold Wildlife Park were quick to confirm that none of theirs had escaped, whilst I don't think any other public collections in the midlands keep this species. Therefore, I'm very pleased to report that there's no evidence to suggest the Earlswood bird was anything other than a genuine wild bird. :-)