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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 30th April, 2020)

Heron with a perch

Heron with a perch
Leeds Liverpool Canal, Haigh.

Photo: David  (Panasonic DMC-FZ330)
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Comment by: Mick on 30th April 2020 at 06:45

Now thats a well caught photo

Comment by: Fred Mason on 30th April 2020 at 08:02

Well caught, sir...

David, as well as the heron.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 30th April 2020 at 08:16

Well caught, sir! (Both of you).

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th April 2020 at 10:15

Brilliant photo! xx

Comment by: Alan on 30th April 2020 at 10:35

They are also garden pond thieves.

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th April 2020 at 13:48

Such lovely plumage. Yet, I still wonder why this bird seems to show no relish whatsoever for its meals, and why certain others seem to show the way. The 'big cats' masticate flesh before digesting, and then lick the bones until dry, but the heron just zloops flesh down and around its helter-skelter neck, as if there were no tomorrow. Disgusting! And so, to him, or her, of fine, grey plume, I'll throw a weighty perch, and then say "Here, stick your pecking-pike into that, and show some table manners!".

Comment by: Arthur on 30th April 2020 at 15:54

Nature Alan.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 30th April 2020 at 16:25

Good catch both of you. That's a bigger perch than any I ever caught at scotman's flash back in the day.

Comment by: John on 30th April 2020 at 22:19

Great photo, thanks David.
Quick question, how did you get so close, I thought these birds were so timid! I've seen a few and whenever I'm within 50yds they're off.

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