Grey Heron Gallery

The coast or lake Pond or river even your garden pond are hunting grounds for the Heron. I first came across the Heron on a river and quickly learned that you don’t get close to an Adult Heron. They have great ๐Ÿ‘ so after my first encounter I new it would take skill and good knowledge to get close to this prehistoric looking bird.

Grey Heron.

About 4 mile from my house there is a lovely park where the birds fly and mate,breed and rear their young. With fish in the lake and young chick’s this is a ideal place for the Heron to bring up the herin young.

Grey Heron

In Feb they arrive on a small wooded island about 100 feet from the busy road but separated by water. They start to build their nests and choose a mate.

For a big bird they bring the sticks into the nest with such grace and pass it to the mate for building. They use branches from the ground and snap branches off the trees with the strong grey beak.

Heron with stick for the nest.

The opportunity to film these birds is a must for me and I look forward to this time of year. The behaviour is very interesting to film with bathing and preening, strange postures and fishing techniques they make a great bird to film.

We are very lucky to have such an amazing bird to capture in the wild and may my images be interesting to my followers.

Thanks for looking.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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