Grey Heron

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, which extend their necks. The call is a loud croaking "fraaank".

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Grey Heron @ Melrose Cauld # 8535

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped).
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Grey Heron @ Melrose Cauld # 8549

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped).
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Grey Heron @ Muncaster # 4050

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults.
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 4051

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults.
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 4096

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 4049

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 4853

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 5292

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron & Otter # 5295

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 0701

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron #0702

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults.
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 0703

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron & Fish # 0704

The Grey Heron feeds in shallow water, catching fish, frogs, and insects with its long bill. Herons will also take small mammals, reptiles and occasionally warbler nestlings, plovers, young and adult snipes, takes ducklings and tern chicks and other small birds. It will often wait motionless for prey, or slowly stalk its victim.
© Allan Bell

Grey Heron # 3965

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. It is a large bird, standing up to 100 cm tall and measuring 84–102cm long with a 155–195cm wingspan. The body weight can range from 1.02–2.08 kg Its plumage is largely grey above, and off-white below. Adults have a white head with a broad black supercilium and slender crest, while immatures have a dull grey head. It has a powerful, pinkish-yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. It has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes and spoonbills, w
© Allan Bell

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