Hilgay Heronry

Hilgay Heronry is a 1.8-hectare (4.4-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Downham Market in Norfolk.[1][2]

Hilgay Heronry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Hilgay Heronry 1.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTL 635 992[1]
InterestBiological
Area1.8 hectares (4.4 acres)[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

This small wood has a nationally important breeding colony of grey herons, with around forty nests each year in larch and ash trees. Nearby drainage dykes on The Fens provide feeding grounds.[3]

The site is private land with no public access.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Hilgay Heronry". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Hilgay Heronry". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Hilgay Heronry citation". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

Coordinates: 52°33′58″N 0°24′40″E / 52.566°N 0.411°E / 52.566; 0.411