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I am a model. At the moment I am Marshal Ney from the Airfix Napoleonic Wars gift set..

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28th Aug 2009, 19:13   | tags:,,

Caine says:

Fantastic! I especially like the 2nd shot.

28th Aug 2009, 19:28

Twiglet says:

Thank you both. I love herons, they are my favourite British bird.

28th Aug 2009, 19:53

JokerXL says:

Never saw one in a tree before.

28th Aug 2009, 20:55

Puddikat says:

Love the top shot.

28th Aug 2009, 21:26

cariadus says:

Wow, fantastic shots. Also never seen herons in trees before.

29th Aug 2009, 00:46

Dhamaka says:

lovely shots

29th Aug 2009, 07:42

Twiglet says:

Thanks all but Blimey! Can't believe some of you haven't seen herons in trees before. They build their nests at the top of tall trees and in March/April can be seen sitting on what appears to be very precariously balanced nests.

I have blogged a heron in a tree before about this time last year at the same place. it is a large heronry, at one point we were looking at 15 herons at the same time, some on the ground, some in flight and some perched in the trees. BS took a picture that has 7 herons in it!

For anyone in London a good place to see herons nesting is Battersea park around the lake in spring. Herons in flight are also magnificent. They have a beautiful lazy motion and their body line is not unlike a pelican (think last few minutes of the movie Jurassic Park).

It's not that I'm a huge fan of herons or anything... ; )

29th Aug 2009, 08:13

Dhamaka says:

Even though I see them around London, they're The Hague's symbol and are everywhere (the canals really help). The homesickness for Den Haag that they evoke - even now, years since I've lived there - is a physical pain in my heart and gut. Sadly the place I still love and really miss has changed since I was there (and in any case I couldn't live in the country that treated my friend Lucia so injustly)

29th Aug 2009, 09:24

Twiglet says:

I'm sorry my herons made you sad and homesick.

29th Aug 2009, 09:32

minushabens says:

great shots! I like #1

29th Aug 2009, 09:36

Twiglet says:

Thank you minushabens

29th Aug 2009, 09:49

Dhamaka says:

not sad, just homesick
and please don't be sorry.. life goes on

29th Aug 2009, 12:54

JokerXL says:

Yep, tons of them over here, only never saw them nesting, only being very territorial along the canals.

29th Aug 2009, 18:36

Twiglet says:

Glad I didn't make you sad with my herons D... : )

Joker: You must make it a project next spring as I'm sure you would take some splendid shots...

29th Aug 2009, 18:40