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Herons are stately birds. They have a presence partly resulting from their ability to stand motionless for many minutes without moving a muscle, or feather for that matter. They are very adept at pretending they are not there! The Bittern is especially good at this because its plumage acts as a marvellous camouflage when it is amongst reeds.

This series of pictures show birds standing, perching, preening, catching fish and flying. Many of the Grey Heron photographs were taken at a nature reserve in Pembrokeshire. I especially like the picture of a Grey Heron peeping around a tree – even herons can have some fun!

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