Nesting Herons

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The grey herons that visit St Albans every winter are doing very nicely, with at least six of the nesting couples now sitting on eggs.  They keep pretty well hidden in the trees on the island in Verulamium Lake , but this one was down below, enjoying the sun.

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My lens isn’t good enough for super close ups, but the RSPB pop along each weekend this month and their telescopes give us all great views of our visiting friends.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 5 April 2016



Linked to SeasonsWild Bird Weds.and Saturday Critters


17 thoughts on “Nesting Herons

  1. I got so frustrated in South Africa, when I couldn’t zoom in enough to make good pictures. Now I’m sorted for our next trip 🙂 2000mm! Should be good enough. #SaturdaysCritters


  2. Beautiful, Debbie! Many thanks for being a part of Seasons this week!

    There is one thing though – please go to my blog to the post “Seasons – April, Need for Cover?” and click on “click here” typed in red, on the bottom of the post.
    A new window opens and fill in your info. Choose for “Web” or “file.”
    A new window opens and your pics from your media Libraray show up.
    Choose one of the pics, and the click will show you to resize the photo. the click will link them to the thumbnail display of the V20 Linky list. Voila, you’re done!
    Don’t worry if it takes you some time:).
    (I think you used the same Linky List before for your Thursday challenge Up Down View)


    1. Added now ☺

      That was what I did for my Up Down challenge – just a shame that with our format of blog we can’t have the pictures showing in our post

      On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:


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      1. Many thanks for trying:) Yes, I tried it this time (to have it as part of the post) – but it didn’t work out. Am going to bed, now -talk to you soon !


    1. I’d like them less camouflaged! I’m waiting for a new Sony lens to come out, but I don’t think it will appear before the herons leave! But there’s always next year’s visit

      On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 8:45 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



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