Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

The most common and widespread species of heron in the UK.

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Grey Heron, Holme (Norfolk, UK), 29th December 2004

 

Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 4th May 2007

 

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Grey Heron, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 30th September 2003

 

Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 26th July 2008

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 9th January 2011

 

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Grey Heron, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 16th April 2011

 

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Grey Heron, Lake Chilwa (Malawi), 15th May 2011

 

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Grey Heron, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 22nd October 2011

 

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Grey Heron, St James's Park (Greater London, UK), 15th July 2013

 

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Grey Heron, Hayle Estuary (Cornwall, UK), 19th October 2015

 

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Grey Heron, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 28th April 2006

 

Grey Heron, Liwonde (Malawi), 26th May 2011

 

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Grey Heron, Lower Moors, St Mary's (Scilly, UK), 7th August 2010

 

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Grey Heron, Brancaster (Norfolk, UK), 27th June 2015

 

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Grey Heron, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 10th January 2015

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 7th May 2011

 

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Grey Herons, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 13th October 2007

 

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Grey Herons, Battersea Park (London, UK), 26th January 2013

 

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Grey Herons at nest, Hickling (Norfolk, UK), 25th April 2009

 

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Grey Herons, Marazion (Cornwall, UK), 10th August 2012

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 13th September 2008

 

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Grey Herons, Bintree Mill (Norfolk, UK), 8th December 2012

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th February 2010

 

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th February 2010

 

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Grey Heron, La Grande Brière (Loire Atlantique, France), 26th June 2009 - this bird had rusty brown wing-coverts, obvious in flight.

 

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Grey Heron, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 20th September 2014

 

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Grey Heron, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 18th September 2003

 

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Grey Herons, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 18th May 2008

 

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Grey Heron, Porth Hellick (Scilly, UK), 4th October 2007

 

Grey Heron, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 7th June 2008

 

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Grey Heron, Coxford (Norfolk, UK), 21st June 2004

 

Grey Heron, Coxford (Norfolk, UK), 16th February 2004

 

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Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 7th May 2007

 

Grey Heron, Fustyweed (Norfolk, UK), 18th December 2004

 

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Grey Heron, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 20th September 2004

 

Grey Heron, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 12th May 2007

 

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Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 17th April 2007

 

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th December 2008

 

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Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 8th November 2008

 

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st April 2007

 

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Grey Heron, Flitcham (Norfolk, UK), 7th April 2006

 

Grey Heron, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 13th October 2004

 

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Grey Heron, Old Town Pottery, St Marys (Scilly, UK), 21st October 2004

 

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 4th August 2007

 

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Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 25th September 2007

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 10th August 2007

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 4th November 2007 (yes, they do swim!)

 

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Grey Heron, Creaking Gate Lake (Norfolk, UK), 6th April 2013

 

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Grey Heron, Creaking Gate Lake (Norfolk, UK), 16th January 2005

 

Grey Heron, Sparham Pools (Norfolk, UK), 25th November 2007

 

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Grey Heron, Lower Moors (Scilly, UK), 5th October 2007

 

Grey Heron, Vwaza Marsh (Malawi), 4th October 2008

 

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Grey Heron, Lakenheath (Norfolk/Suffolk, UK), 1st March 2009

 

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 16th August 2008

 

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Grey Heron, Wroxham Broad (Norfolk, UK), 11th May 2009

 

Grey Heron, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 20th May 2009

 

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Grey Herons, Coxford (Norfolk, UK), 27th March 2009

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 10th January 2010

 

Grey Heron, Göksu Delta (Turkey), 9th May 2010

 

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Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st December 2007

 

Grey Heron, Burgh Castle (Norfolk, UK), 5th July 2004

 

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Grey Heron, Slapton Ley (Devon, UK), 2nd January 2004

 

Grey Heron, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th January 2013

 

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Grey Heron, Horning (Norfolk, UK), 21st February 2015 - for a longer series showing the interactions with various passing Black-headed Gulls look here

 

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Grey Heron, Marazion (Cornwall, UK), 1st October 2011

 

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Grey Heron, North Elmham (Norfolk, UK), 5th March 2015

 

Grey Heron, Porthgwarra (Cornwall, UK), 22nd November 2014