Grey herons are pretty common around here, and I see one or two almost every time I go out for a walk, but they are so difficult to get pictures of (unless you have a hide and a very expensive telephoto lens!), so I was very pleased to get these shots. I rounded the corner and there he was, about 50m away. I got my camera ready without too much movement and managed to snap a couple of photos before he flew away.

Grey Heron: Ardea cinerea: aosagi

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Found another nice site with photo’s of birds (in Japanese): Ichiro Ohno’s site