.......... for the grey herons, at least. Despite it being a rather fresh day at Abberton Reservoir on Thursday the herons were clearly gearing up for Spring:
Apparently they are a bit of an early nesting bird but I was still surprised to see this level of activity in January!
I love seeing these in flight - well, that applies to all of the heron family, really.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
I believe they are already nesting in Regent's Park
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
In reply to monkeycheese:
Agree that they are all so elegant in flight. No wonder they feature in some famous paintings and art.
You seem to have been quite near - I've only ever seen them in the distance! Lovely pics.
In reply to Lindybird:
Yep, it's time to get the net checked on our pond. There's a heron that likes to make an annual visit, and a perfect photocall as well.
For those wondering, the photos were grabbed April 2017.
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In reply to Mike B:
I noticed a lot of our local herons were 'hiding' in the trees the other day and then I saw one come down and collect a large branch, so it certainly looks like nesting has started up in the north, too.
In reply to Nigel O:
Lovely set of action shots Clare. Yes, the Herons do seem to be early nesters.
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