Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Wobbly Heron

This series of photos were taken late one spring after the young Grey Herons had just about mastered the art of flying around the top Heronry at Bretton Lakes.

The cocky youngster pictured here decided to impose his authority by chasing away the Mallards who were busy sunning themselves on the fallen tree. You can just about see one of them retreating at the bottom left corner of the first picture.

He was looking quite cool until he decided to 'patrol' up and down his new found territory. Then it all got a bit undiginified as he lost his balance and decided to give it up as a bad job...

"Sod it!"

1 comment:

  1. That is hilarious! The hair is all punked up on his head and he is clumsy as can be - the legs actually look bowed in the some of the shots - how funny!