Grey Heron

A trip to London for work, with an afternoon free, means I’m changing out of my suit in a toilet cubicle and sneaking out of the building in a camouflage raincoat. The first thing I spot when I arrive at The Regent’s Park in central London is a Grey Heron perched on a dead tree over the water.

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

It seems quite sleepy. Maybe I’ve just missed it having fish for lunch.

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

I think it looks like me after hearing the national news.

There are three more Herons lined up along the far bank, so I trek across a bridge and walk along the path until I’m close to them.

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

It’s at this point there is a torrential downpour and I put everything valuable in a plastic bag.

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

As it gets dark I set off for Paddington Station and my train.

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

After one final look behind.

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