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photoblog image Heron in Sandpoort Nord

Heron in Sandpoort Nord

 

This little pond was close to the railway station and opposite a street of apartment blocks - the heron seemed happy with the situation.

Heron in Sandpoort Nord

 

This little pond was close to the railway station and opposite a street of apartment blocks - the heron seemed happy with the situation.

comments (12)

Nothing like a few happy herons...
Tom Wilson: This one seemed to be in sole charge of the pond.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 24 Jul 2018, 01:39
this is so elegant

the softness has a feel of film

love the stride of the heron
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Sherri - they are elegant birds.
Herons are so photogenic I think, Tom. Nice shot.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Jul 2018, 06:01
Jolie photo de ce héron.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Jul 2018, 06:35
Herons can certainly be very tame creatures Tom. You can often walk right up to them on the canal in Bath
Tom Wilson: This one was happy to be approached - I doubt if humans had ever been perceived as a threat.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Jul 2018, 08:04
It’s got a neck Tom, I’ll say that.
Tom Wilson: He, he - too true, Chad
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2018, 08:09
I have noticed herons happy in urban environments too
Tom Wilson: Yes, I've seen them flying over Sheffield.
A lovely young heron.
Tom Wilson: It was totally unfazed by my presence.
It is their ability to stand perfectly still for long periods of time I find fascinating.
Tom Wilson: Like a human angler smile
You were not seen as a threat
Tom Wilson: Not at all - I guess humans generally just ignore them.
Herons are always fishing Tom... good shot....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter.
Terrific shot! These guys can be so hard to capture!

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