As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Large bird spotted using zebra crossing in Thamesmead

10:30am Sunday 25th May 2014 in NewsBy Dan Keel
Large bird spotted using zebra crossing in Thamesmead

Is this a particularly safety-conscious Thamesmead heron?

The grey heron must have read the Green Cross Code and then decided to use the zebra crossing to navigate the busy Cannon Retail Park.

Twitter user @MrTaylan took the picture yesterday afternoon before adding: “What is it about birds in Thamesmead? Always just wandering around car parks.”

This is not the first time Thamesmead has played host to interesting wildlife episodes.

An incredibly rare suacco heron was spotted in Crossness Nature Reserve in June 2007 while an equally uncommon Ferruginous duck sent twitchers crazy in West Lake near Morrisons in February 2012.

Do you know where this picture was taken?

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