Monday Portraits: Herons

Wildlife

The river down the track from us is a favourite fishing ground for herons. I love to watch them as they patiently watch too, for fish. And I love it too that wherever we travel, we’re likely to see local herons about their business. The one in the featured photo lives on the Guadalquivir in Cรณrdoba, but his routines seem just the same as those of our Yorkshire birds.

This one lives in Kew Gardens, and the heavy rain makes him look a little out of focus:

Here are a few more:

 Elke of Pictures Imperfect demonstrates that the black-and-greyness of these birds makes them ideal for Jude’s Life in Colour challenge, as she’s seeking shots that are black and grey this month.

46 thoughts on “Monday Portraits: Herons

  1. Oh, poor chap, the Heron who lives in Kew does look chilly! But aren’t they extraordinary birds – your pictures are just lovely… as an ex fish keeper, I’ve a love / hate relationship with these fine birds!

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  2. Oh they are fabulous and you’ve a fine selection. They even turn up in my road from time to time to raid the garden ponds. Such smart, attractive and fascinating creatures.

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  3. Wonderful photos, and if you have been to Kew certainly all around there and along the river is heron country. There is an old reservoir, Leg of Mutton, now a nature reserve and heronry where the nests and young can be on small nesting islands in the spring.

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  4. Aren’t they just fabulous? We caught sight of one the other day on the way to the supermarket. And when I lived in South Africa there would often be a heron standing opposite our house.

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