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Help with Grey Herons (2 Viewers)


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Hi Everyone.

I am a newby so go gentle please.

Hope everyone is keeping safe!

I am a keen bird photographer and have been trying to find opportunities to photograph Grey Herons in UK.

I live in Yorkshire and would like some advise on locations where I would have a good chance of seeing a Heron?

There is one that appears occasionally about 10 miles from where I live but sightings are limited.

Any advise on locations appreciated.

Many Thanks


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Try the Ouse, or any urban ponds, in York, or the Humber in Hull? Urban herons are usually much more habituated to people than those in rural areas (where they often get shot at by water baillifs / gamekeepers) so much easier to get photos. Some of my best heron pics are from the banks of the Tyne in Newcastle :t:


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Mostly in the Midlands :)
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I agree with the last post. I live in Birmingham and go birding in the more rural parts of Worcester and Warwickshire. All of my best grey heron encounters have been in the city parks and canal sides! Some herons will quite happily fish whilst you are watching them on the opposite bank of a canal/canalised river. Whilst on the reserves they are often hidden by vegetation or a distance away.

Cannot help with specific sites in Yorkshire - sorry!


Attenborough Nature Reserve is near guaranteed as is the stretch of the Trent beside it.

500mm ideally if you have it.


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