|Grey Heron- Brockwell Park|
The grey heron is the most common large British bird. They stand around one meter tall and have a wingspan approaching double that. Herons are wading birds and they may stand still for hours at a time waiting for prey (usually fish and amphibians, occasionally small mammals and birds) to come close enough to strike. They may also actively hunt prey. They’re easy to spot in flight as they move quite slowly and keep their necks bent in a contorted s shape. They usually nest in large colonies called heronries, which are established in tall trees and made out of twigs.