Grey Heron

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Body length: 36"
Distinguished from other herons by large size grey upper-parts, white head and neck with broad streak from eye to tip of long, graceful crest. Long, dagger-shaped bill is yellowish, legs brownish, both becoming reddish in early spring.
Flight: powerful, with slow, deep wing-beats.
Flight-Silhouette: distinctive, with head back between shoulders, bowed wings and legs extended.
Habitat: Water-meadows, rivers, lakes, sea-shores; nests in colonies, usually in tall trees.

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea