The Grey Heron – capable fish catcher. Part 5

Part five of the heron watch This is the last of the blog post of this weeks ‘heron watch’ series.  You can go to Part 1 at this link and you will find links to the other daily posts from there. What has been proved without doubt is the grey reron really is capable when […]

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The Grey Heron – capable fish catcher. Part 4

Competent fishing Day 4 of my week of watching the Grey Herons fishing on the Peak Forest canal was rewarded with some decent results as the heron plucked out a number of fish in quick succession. In keeping with most of the herons we see this chap was feeding alone and wading with great stealth […]

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The Grey Heron – capable fish catcher. Part 3

Quick fire fishing The third part of this weeks Heron Watch allowed me to see the Heron in fine fishing form. Within the space of less than two minutes and almost as soon as I had positioned myself on the bank opposite to where he stood he had found, caught and swallowed three fish! With […]

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The Grey Heron – capable fish catcher. Part 1

Frequent fishers I have posted before about the Grey Herons that we regularly see on our local waterways. We never tire of seeing these big birds, and realistically Herons are probably the biggest birds that most of us in England will get to see on a regular basis. It’s only recently that we have been […]

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Heron watching along the Peak Forest Canal

Heron watching There are in excess of 60 different recognized species of heron. Sometimes they are known as egrets or bitterns, but this is mainly because they are either mainly white of their plumes are more decorative.  Wandering along our local stretch of the  Peak Forest canal can be ideal for watching the herons and […]

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