Large bird spotted using zebra crossing in Thamesmead

Large bird spotted using zebra crossing in Thamesmead

Large bird spotted using zebra crossing in Thamesmead

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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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4:36pm Sun 25 May 14

lord righteous says...

How strange, i too saw a large bird using the crossing in Orpington. She had just come out of Wetherspoons and had 'Juicy' written on her fat backside.
How strange, i too saw a large bird using the crossing in Orpington. She had just come out of Wetherspoons and had 'Juicy' written on her fat backside. lord righteous
  • Score: 27

10:52pm Sun 25 May 14

fatboy2000 says...

These are always in the car park near argos in Thamesmead, they're mainly there picking at the leftover kfc dumped out of the car windows of the local scumbags and boy racers!
These are always in the car park near argos in Thamesmead, they're mainly there picking at the leftover kfc dumped out of the car windows of the local scumbags and boy racers! fatboy2000
  • Score: 4

12:01pm Mon 26 May 14

Bestbaz says...

Large birds are always seen in takeaways in the borough.
Large birds are always seen in takeaways in the borough. Bestbaz
  • Score: 6

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