Heron portraits

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.

Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They are monumental birds:

Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Their ability stand like statues is slightly disconcerting:

Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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.

Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Now this; this is a smart bird:

Grey Heron - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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