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Herons

The Grey Heron is resident in the UK and can be found near rivers and lakes.  Although it is a water bird it does not have webbed feet and does not swim.  They  catch their prey of fish, small birds, frogs and molluscs by standing at the water edge.  They will also feed upon rodents in fields.   There is a broad variety of Heron species,  some of which are called Egrets or Bitterns and some species have been known to use bait.

This one, photographed at the east end of Regents Park, was difficult to get close to.   Unlike swans, geese and ducks they don’t feed of human gifts unless you happen to have a live fish about you.
Heron Head

 

Heron Turned

 

Heron

 

Heron 3

 

Heron 2

 

Another shot of a Heron at (click on)  Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park

Kyoto Park Heron

Upon Refection I’m Twice the Bird I Used To Be 🙂

8 responses

  1. Love the last photo the most and the caption is priceless~

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    December 14, 2014 at 19:02

    • Thank you, although it’s £5 a look. You can have it a for free. 🙂

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      December 14, 2014 at 19:57

  2. So long and thanks for all the fish!

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    January 4, 2015 at 21:03

    • You are welcome. From the same pen:-
      Learning to fly; throw yourself at the ground and miss (not recommended).

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      January 5, 2015 at 02:03

      • Oh I need to pick up this set again. My favorite scene (I think) is when Arthur furiously eats some biscuits he’s purchased that a stranger is encroaching upon, only to discover that he has furiously eaten that stranger’s biscuits. Sends me giggling every time.

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        January 5, 2015 at 05:23

  3. a possibly useless piece of info: here in Ireland people call herons ‘cranes’, maybe because the Irish for heron is craneog
    thanks for lovely photos and pleasingly silly captions

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    January 28, 2015 at 18:32

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