Gray Heron, Ardea cinerea


Gray Heron

The heron shown above and below is immature, as indicated by the gray rather than black
and white head plumage. It was a regular visitor at the west pond of Clissold Park during the
cold and snowy December days while I was staying nearby in Islington.


Gray Heron


Gray Herons
In the spring of May 2011 a pair of Gray Herons with two chicks nested conspicuosly on the island in the main lake at Regent's Park, drawing photographers from all over Britain. Below one of the adults carries impressive nesting material.


Gray Herons


Gray Heron



Gray Heron
Finally, a wading heron in July at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath.