The Grey Heron is a tall bird with a long neck and legs, and a heavy dagger-like bill.
The upperparts are grey, but the head, neck and belly are white. The crest is black and black markings continue down the throat to the belly
In flight, the outer half of the wings are black and the wing beat is very slow with the neck retracted into its shoulders and the legs are extended.
In or near water, they are often standing motionless with their head in their shoulders or feeding alone.
Juveniles are darker with much less white and lack the long crest plumes
Medway Kent .UK
efs 55-250mm mk2 lens @150mm
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