|Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea - River Derwent|
|The long neck of the grey heron - River Derwent|
|The stalking walk of the grey heron - River Derwent|
The other recent sightings I have had of the grey heron was up on the Moray Coast on a beautiful frosty morning and I have also seen one recently perched high up in a treetop. That was a first for me but it is not unknown for them to do this. Unfortunately I didn't get a pic as I was driving at the time!
|Grey Heron in the snow - Findhorn|
The other very recent sighting I have had was when out walking and one flew across in front of me and down the field. Another brilliant close encounter, where I could clearly see the black wing tips and the long legs outstretched to the back. When in flight the heron also tucks its head in which can make it a bit harder to identify. Another amazing winter survivor battling the cold weather looking for food.
|Grey heron in flight - Local neighbourhood|