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Day 02 Feb 2011: Do you have a photo of a Heron?

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nik111 e2
6 332 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 12:01AM
If you have a shot of a heron we want to see it.

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GazzaG2003 11 252 England
2 Feb 2011 12:11AM
Stalking Heron
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GazzaG2003 11 252 England
2 Feb 2011 12:15AM
The dancing punk rocking Heron
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2 Feb 2011 6:47AM
Taken from a moving narrowboat, just outside Leicester town centre. Not ideal Wink !!

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MrGoatsmilk 6 1.5k England
2 Feb 2011 8:27AM
Typical the local Heron flew past the house yesterday and I did not have a camera to hand. The one that got away!
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
2 Feb 2011 8:30AM
There's a heron that often flies past the office window - not a hope in hell of catchng that. I might have one of it perched on the roof of the building opposite though, failing that I'm sure I've got one taken in Leith.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 9:00AM
Here's one from a while back, not the best quality but a grab shot of a Heron being attacked by a Gull over Hengistbury Head, during the breeding season (the Herons have a really bad time then, what with the gull, crows and kestrels all beating them up!)

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kaybee 10 3.9k 24 Scotland
2 Feb 2011 9:10AM
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It just so happens I posted this yesterday
MrGoatsmilk 6 1.5k England
2 Feb 2011 10:27AM

Quote:Here's one from a while back, not the best quality but a grab shot of a Heron being attacked by a Gull over Hengistbury Head, during the breeding season (the Herons have a really bad time then, what with the gull, crows and kestrels all beating them up!)



When I saw the Heron flying past here, it looked like it was being chased by two wood pigeons. I thought perhaps they were just flying a bit close but seems not after reading your post. Poor Herons.
Perhaps they have been hired by the local fish Grin
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 11:02AM
Must have been the "Pigeone Brothers"! Tongue
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
2 Feb 2011 11:52AM
one from the Galapagos islands
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GazzaG2003 11 252 England
2 Feb 2011 12:00PM
I have been photographing herons for about 3 years and some people are still unaware how much this beautiful bird is an oppotunist predator, their prey will consist of virtually anything, they are one of the deadliest predators. breeding season can be virtually devistated, wader chicks, eggs, juveniles, birds, small adult ducks like th Teal, snipe to newts etc. here are some examples.
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brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 12:07PM
Great series of shots - goes to show "A birds gotta chew what a birds gotta chew!" Tongue

I always find it amazing that such potentially dangerous birds can be harrassed by others much smaller, we often see a local Sparrow Hawk being pursued by a mob of Bluetits, I swear it looks embarrassed but it never turns on them
GazzaG2003 11 252 England
2 Feb 2011 12:59PM
Thanks Brian, yes they gang up and mob/confuse raptors, lapwings/gulls will always take to the air if a raptor is about it creates a blanket to protect chicks, even when chicks are not presen. crows will mob raptors but cannot contend with their flying skills. ooops! sorry for going off topic.
2 Feb 2011 4:05PM
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My Funky Heron

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