I love the blurriness of this photo. I think this one was really far away. On the first evening we walked to the local pub for dinner and saw this heron really close by.
He stayed there for a few pictures. I woke up on the second morning to look out and see this beautiful scene, reminiscent of a Japanese painting.
At first I thought there was one heron fishing the bay. But on the third day I saw Ella, a little dog living next door, (I know her name because she is a little bit of a naughty dog who needs to be called an awful lot!) running happily on the beach, scaring all the birds trying to feed. Especially exciting, was to see four herons flying away to avoid her. Then, when I looked more carefully each evening I could often see two or three perched on the rocks. One of my favourite birds and I got to see some every day!