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I know no-one will believe this. I went into my garden about 7am and happened to look up at the roof. There sat an enormous all grey bird that looked as big as an ostrich. My first thought was a crane. It looked at me and then unfolded its long jointed legs and flew off. In flight it looked like a wild goose with outstretched neck and long legs outstretched to the rear.Iam sure it was not a heron far too big. That morning on the news was an item about a crane sanctuary across the water from us in Somerset. News items are recorded in advance so it is possible that one flew the 10 miles across the Bristol channel isn’t it? What else could it be. It had a huge beakand was not a swan or a goose.

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22 Aug, 2010
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jane said:

I think it could well be Lilypad..and what a way to start your day !!

23 Aug, 2010
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lilypad said:

Hi Jane, Everyone thinks I was dreaming it. but it is true, I can see now the way he looked at me. eye contact and then away he flew. No reports of a crane missing from the sanctuary but I expect it flew back to the wetlands. We have a large area at Newport that is devoted to wetland birds so yes I shall stick to my guns Bye and thanks

23 Aug, 2010
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jane said:

Good for you Lilypad :o)

24 Aug, 2010
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sixpence said:

Don't worry about what others think Lilypad you stick by what you ve seen, I believe you, how lucky to have such a visit.

25 Aug, 2010
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lilypad said:

Thank you sixpence This garden is a haven for birds. Never less than a dozen at a time but mostly jackdaws crows magpies collar doves and wood pigeons There was a plethora of song birds in May/June but now even the blackbirds only make the odd appearance. Oh I forgot the greater and lesser black backed seagulls

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