he grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but some populations from the more northern parts migrate southwards in autumn. A bird of wetland areas, it can be seen around lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes and on the sea coast. It feeds mostly on aquatic creatures which it catches after standing stationary beside or in the water or stalking its prey through the shallows.
Standing up to 1 m tall, hellos weigh from 1 to 2 kg (2.2 to 4.4 lb). They have a white head and neck with a broad black stripe that extends from the eye to the black crest. The body and wings are grey above and the underparts are greyish-white, with some black on the flanks. The long, sharply pointed beak is pinkish-yellow and the legs are brown.
The birds breed colonially in spring in "heronries", usually building their nests high in trees. A clutch of usually three to five bluish-green eggs is laid. Both birds incubate the eggs for around 25 days, and then both feed the chicks, which fledge when 7-8 weeks old. Many juveniles do not survive their first winter, but if they do, they can expect to live for about 5 years.
In Ancient Egypt, the deity Bennu was depicted as a heron in New Kingdom artwork. In Ancient Rome, the heron was a bird of divination. Roast heron was once a specially prized dish; when George Neville became Archbishop of York in 1465, 400 herons were served to the guests.
Grey herons have the ability to live in cities where habitats and nesting space are available. In the Netherlands, it has established itself over the past decades in great numbers in urban environments. In cities such as Amsterdam, they are ever present and well adapted to modern city life. They hunt as usual, but also visit street markets and snackbars. Some individuals make use of people feeding them at their homes or share the catch of recreational fishermen. Similar behaviour on a smaller scale has been reported in Ireland. Garden ponds stocked with ornamental fish are attractive to herons, and may provide young birds with a learning opportunity on how to catch easy prey.
© VYTBAT/Silence TV Europe, 2018
Roku "Silence TV WORLD" channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/d...
Roku "Silence TV Premium" channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/d...
“Silence TV” is a unique channel that doesn’t broadcast aggression and bad news. We want to make it even better with your help. Our TV channel “Silence TV World” offers an absolutely new way of percepting media content.
Silence TV, a brand new revolutionary development in the realm of television is bringing imaginative, creative and stimulating material in slowed, quiet frames to the forefront of viewers’ TV screens. It is completely changing the way people around the globe think of calm, tranquil television channels that are often left on a monotonous loop. Born from the passion to remove ruckus, unnecessary TV hosts, incessant chatter and more from some of the most beautiful visuals in the world, Silence TV is offering a new kind of video content. “Silence TV” is a unique channel, because we do not only offer slow TV, but also an opportunity to observe different peoples’ hobbies. Dive into this subtle world of relaxing and, for example, watch doing yoga. Perhaps you will get involved yourself and perform some of the asanas. We offer you to watch slow yet interesting processes.
Perfect for: Screensaver, Hospitals, Retreats, Spas, Nursing Homes, Schools, Retail and Digital Signage, Ambiance, Study Aid, Meditation Aid, Meditation Background, Creating Virtual Windows, Calming Prisoners in Solitary Confinement, Tinnitus, Sleep Aid and in Churches, and as Backdrops for Presentations, Lounges, and More.
To request a license quote to use these videos in your business or organization, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
#серая #цапля #чапля ##heron #bird #netherlands #slow #GreyHeron #GreyHeronBird
No comments available. Be the first one to comment on this video.