27th May 2012: I was at the heronry by 7 am this morning. The sky was a flawless powder blue, it was warm, and I was fully camouflaged. The ground was just solid enough to support my weight. I headed for my preferred vantage spot, which was as close as it possible to get to the herons without wearing waders. I inched towards my chosen tree and slowly set up my camo-net. I was being really careful not to make any noises. It was all a waste of time. I had been spotted! They all flew away! It was two hours before I saw another heron.
After of standing in fetid mud for two and a half hours, these are the only usable images I was able to get before they flew away again. The focal length used was 1000 mm. Still, never mind! There will be another time!