The Heron and the Swan

I have only just got round to editing these photos which I took of a heron at RSPB Ham Wall towards the end of the summer. Grace and I spent a day there during the holidays.

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One of the things I love when looking through these photos is the things you see that you didn’t expect to catch or see when you were looking through the view finder – like the duck having a bit of go in the photo above and looking like he was bodyguard to the heron!

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As you can see in the photo below, this nature reserve is extremely close to Glastonbury Tor and it was such a picturesque place. Also in this picture, the swan turns up and feels threatened by the heron that is on his turf! 

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Of course, the swan is much stronger than the heron – so he decided not to take any chances and was quick to make a swift exit! 

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I think the heron is going to save it for another day! 

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21 Comments

  1. October 20, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Wonderful photos, love the heron, so beautiful and the ‘body guard’ duck is brilliant 🙂

  2. October 19, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Heron’s really are magnificent birds. superb photos. Mich x

  3. October 16, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I adore this photo! Which is funny as I really don’t like Herons haha.

    Would love for you to link up to #SilentSunday xx

  4. October 16, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    The heron does look rather imperious …

    Fabulous shots (as always) Victoria. Gorgeous captures.

  5. October 16, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Oh wow! These photos are absolutely stunning! I love the swan with its wings expanding! #mysundayphoto
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  6. Carol
    October 16, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Beautiful! The location is lush with foliage and feathered friends. I’m very fond of herons. He’s a beauty. Of course, the swan and ducks wonderful too.

  7. October 16, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Ha poor Heron. Swans are bossy things aren’t they? Love the photos and you’re so right. Sometimes you only notice things once you’ve looked back at them all!
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  8. Catherine's Cultural Wednesdays
    October 16, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Stunning shots, I love one with bent wings as the heron flies off.
    #mysundayphoto

  9. October 16, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Beautiful shots Victoria, and what a stunning location for a reservation as well, Glastonbury is so beautiful! 🙂

  10. October 16, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Stunning photos, your bird photos always amaze me

    Thank you for linking up

  11. October 16, 2016 / 7:49 am

    I love Herons. My maiden name was Heron so they are my namesake and you don’t get to see them too often. Love your shots. They don’t stick around.

  12. October 16, 2016 / 6:23 am

    The Swan and the Heron….would make a good name for a pub. Lovely set of photos from a lovely part of the world. I do like the dduck playing bodyguard.

  13. October 16, 2016 / 5:58 am

    Amazing set of photos. Herons are one of my favs. What a fantastic site to watch them. #MySundayPhoto
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  14. October 16, 2016 / 12:53 am

    Beautiful photos of what is obviously a great place to visit even if you’re a heron.
    Great action shots too. I love nature and wildlife so they’re a hit with me 😀

  15. October 16, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Amazing photos as always, please keep that heron with you and away from our fish!

  16. October 16, 2016 / 12:11 am

    Love that photo where the duck looks like he is having a go and the second one of the heron taking off. Such stunning shots.

  17. October 16, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Ha, that duck’s expression is absolutely pricing. Get off my land!

  18. October 16, 2016 / 12:03 am

    Oh wow. These photos are so beautiful and detailed.

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