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It may be a simple question for some but do you know what bird this is please? 
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,503
    edited 23 January
    It's a heron @Fran IOM. All hunched up because its probably cold!
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,095
    I agree - heron  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,220
    edited 23 January
    Yes the Common or Grey Heron … my most favourite bird of all. 

    This one sits outside my son’s office window for about an hour every morning 
     
    … and they eat slugs ❤️ 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,503
    Wonderful heron pictures @Fran IOM and @Dovefromabove. They have such a prehistoric look, especially when in flight.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,232
    @Ladybird4 @Fairygirl Thank you all so much for showing an interest and agreeing it's a heron. Good to know. 
    Lovely photo you have there @Dovefromabove. Is it waiting to be fed or just taking time out? Obviously a bird of habit.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,232
    @LunarSea Beautiful photos. They look so different when they are in flight. Not such pretty babies! Thank you very much for sharing.  :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,220
    edited 23 January
    They are very much creatures of habit and have long memories. Our neighbour across the rise had a fish pond in their garden, but at least ten years ago they filled it in as a heron had eaten all the fish several years in succession. However every spring, when the herons have a family to feed, the heron returns and sits on our neighbour’s roof and stares down at the rockery which is where the fish pond used to be … just in case there’s a fishpond there again … we watch him from our bed as we sip our morning cuppas … this is our view … 



    My son says the one in his photo comes every day, about mid morning, and sits with the sun on his back for about an hour … then goes off about his business again … his perch is right by a main railway line, but he’s not bothered by the trains. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,232
    That's a lovely story @Dovefromabove. I don't know enough about them so don't know if they are common over here like the oyster catcher last week. I have never seen them personally but then it's a long time since I walked the prom. It's daughter and SIL who have spotted them. Maybe another different one next week who knows. 
    Thank you for your input very much appreciated.  :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,095
    When I re did my pond, nearly two years ago, it had barely been filled five minutes when this one spotted it from the neighbour's garage 

    We have lots of them around here - plenty of water sources, and load of burns and rivers feeding eventually into the Clyde. I see them fairly often when I'm out.
    I got some good pix through at the Pentlands some years ago too. Rivers and reservoirs there, so good pickings for all sorts of birds.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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