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

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nik111
nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6311 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 - 12:01 AM

If you have a shot of a heron we want to see it.

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11248 forum posts England
2 Feb 2011 - 12:11 AM

Stalking Heron
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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11248 forum posts England
2 Feb 2011 - 12:15 AM

The dancing punk rocking Heron
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Pontepineapple

Taken from a moving narrowboat, just outside Leicester town centre. Not ideal Wink !!

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MrGoatsmilk
2 Feb 2011 - 8:27 AM

Typical the local Heron flew past the house yesterday and I did not have a camera to hand. The one that got away!

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 85808 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 8:30 AM

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
brian1208 e2 Member 109975 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 9:00 AM

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
kaybee  93703 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 9:10 AM

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It just so happens I posted this yesterday

MrGoatsmilk
2 Feb 2011 - 10:27 AM


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
brian1208 e2 Member 109975 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 11:02 AM

Must have been the "Pigeone Brothers"! Tongue

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103959 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 11:52 AM

one from the Galapagos islands
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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11248 forum posts England
2 Feb 2011 - 12:00 PM

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
brian1208 e2 Member 109975 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2011 - 12:07 PM

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
GazzaG2003  11248 forum posts England
2 Feb 2011 - 12:59 PM

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.

User_Removed
2 Feb 2011 - 4:05 PM

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My Funky Heron

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