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The Grey Heron is a common waterside predator over much of Eurasia, eating fish, crustaceans, amphibians, small mammals and small birds.
"Frank!" (all Grey Herons are called Frank, -- listen to them call each other)
Heron doing Cruella de Ville impression
Parent and child
He's got a neck, fishing here
Adult Grey Heron (white head/neck, black eyebrows/pigtail, yellow bill)
Young Heron; unlike humans, with herons it's the young who have the grey heads.
In flight the heron usually has its neck tucked in (unlike cranes, storks and ibises which fly with their necks outstretched).
Herons usually nest high in trees, often in colonies of other herons.
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Heron and squirrel confrontation
Audacious raid on garden pond
Tree top lookout
Great Blue heron