NJ2370 : The Grey Heron

taken 3 months ago, near to Lossiemouth, Moray, Great Britain

The Grey Heron
The Grey Heron, taken 3 months ago
This bird will eat frogs, toads. rats, mice, voles, and fish. With the ability to stand still for long periods of time he is a very successful predator. He sometimes cups his wings as a sunshade and lures the unsuspecting fish to his downward, deadly gaze on a hot summers day. His accuracy in the strike is phenomenal and I personally know two individuals who have been blinded in an eye during a ill advised foray to a heron's nest.
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year taken
2016
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type:close look 
Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bird 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2367 7032 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:42.9691N 3:16.9733W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2367 7031
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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