Walking through Bushy Park last week I came across a pretty rare sight: a heron sitting in a willow tree.
I like taking wildlife photos but I’m not very good at them; partly because I don’t have a telephoto lens yet, partly because I don’t want to disturb the animals, and mainly because I’m not a very good photographer.
Anyway, slowly I walked closer to the heron to see if I could get a close up.
As I approached he turned toward me but clearly decided I was neither scary nor interesting and just sat there crouching in the willow tree while I took photos of him.
Finally, he stretched fully out, beak pointing skyward, in what is no doubt his favoured pose.