A heron in the garden

I’m always excited about the birds that come visit our house and garden but I was not quite prepared for what I saw through the kitchen window today:

Heron GraureiherApologies for the bad quality of the pictures — they were shot in haste through the window and our as yet non-existing kitchen balcony (long story) using what I had in hand (my cellphone).

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Nothing for you in the bird feeder, I’m afraid

Needless to say, this really made my day.

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4 Responses to A heron in the garden

  1. Trifocal says:

    Herons are a funny combination of elegance and gawkiness aren’t they? When we had a narrowboat we would quite often see them standing on the towpath watching us approach. Then they would take off, flap awkwardly away from the canal and then back round to alight behind us.

    • Yes, they are really touching somehow. Mind you, I first needed to recover from my shock — I expect to see thrushs and tits and redtails out there. not something that size. I wonder what the cats would have thought.:)

  2. Muddletation says:

    I think you did quite well with your cell phone! Whenever I see an unusual bird or animal I always look up what they might mean…thought you would get a kick out of reading this
    http://spirit-animals.com/heron/

    • “You do not seem to need a lot of people in your life, nor do you feel pressured to keep up with the material world, or to be traditional in your life roles.” I think I could sign up for that one.:)

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