It’s difficult light in The Regent’s Park in central London, but I’m making the most of being this close to a Grey Heron.
They are monumental birds:
Their ability stand like statues is slightly disconcerting:
I love the complexity of their plumage. It’s so multi=layered and doesn’t seem at all practical. All those different types of feathers must have an important purpose for them to have evolved and persisted.
Now this; this is a smart bird: