29th September 2012: The River Stour dog-legs around the south pool. In the middle of the dog-leg is a small sandy beach, on the opposite bank, where I sometimes see a single heron dozing. Herons, being more alert and quicker than me, escape before I can get my camera auto focus to lock-on, resulting in blurred images.

This morning I saw the heron before it saw me, and I managed to get a bead before it few away.

14 Comments on “Heron1.

  1. Fantastic photo – you must have had your Weetabix that morning 🙂

  2. Lovely.
    Isn’t it a thrill when you manage to catch a bird in focus – nice heron too. Head reminds me of our Nankeen Night heron here in Aust.

  3. So nice to see a good capture o it..We’ve got a lot o them near the river Rhine, but as you said, very alert and no way I could get one on my walks with the dog down there, 🙁

  4. When I lived outside of Atlanta there was a heronry that was on Audubon property that I was asked to photograph. What a racket the young ones make when a parent returns with a gullet of fresh fish.

    Great capture! These are NOT easy creatures to get close to. Good work!

  5. Thanks, Jim, Heron chicks can indeed make a terrible racket at feeding times. The herons haven’t bred on the marsh this year.

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