Grey heron Ardea cinerea
Broughton Trout Pools - 1st March 2007
Photo Copyright Mike Wallen
The above excellent photograph was taken at Broughton Trout Pools. The light really does show this adult off very well, including the pinkish colouration along the bill that shows it is in breeding plumage. The bird is no doubt from nearby Wilstone Reservoir where there is a Heronry.
Bourne End - 26th October 2004
This Grey Heron was only a couple of miles from the Heronry at Little Marlow. Despite the local gravel pits and the river being nearby they still like to visit garden ponds.
High Wycombe - 19th August 2004
Photo Copyright Stan Armstrong
Taken through double glazing at Stan's house in High Wycombe. No doubt after the fish in his pond.
Hedgerley - 26th March 2000
While not the best quality picture on the website, the picture shows an unusual very dark Grey Heron, which may well have been the individual reported at a possible Purple Heron earlier in the month at the same site.
Video still kindly supplied by Dave Ferguson