Sunday, 20 April 2008


Heron are very distinctive birds. They sit almost vertically at the waters edge waiting for the world to slow down to their pace. When they decide to move, they seem to do so in slow motion.
This Grey Heron was spotted on the edge of the pond of the Moat House Hotel at Acton Trussell in South Staffordshire. It was clearly at home with the ducks and crows.
I have seldom seen Heron walking around, but this one was clearly content to do so, on the neatly dresses grass lawns amongst the daffodils.
There must be plenty of fish in the pond to keep an adult Heron interested to the extent that you can walk within 20 meters of it without it showing any real concern.

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