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Old 27-09-13
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Back garden visitor this morning

We often hear (noisy squawky things!) and see herons flying past overhead as we are close to the Grand Union Canal and river Gade here in the Hemel Hempstead.

But I was quite surprised to see that this one had decided to stop on my neighbour's garage roof



It was taken through a less than clean kitchen window and a little against the light which didn't help! This is an un-cropped view.



I also didn't have time to check the camera settings so I didn't have RAW mode set - this is a crop from a camera JPEG and it was shot at full aperture using ISO 500 and processed in Lightroom 5.2 (Olympus OM-D E-M5, m.Zuiko 14-150mm f/4-5.6 @150mm (300mm equivalent) f/5.6, 1/500th). It cleaned up quite nicely

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Wow, there's an unusual garden visitor for you, eh!

D'ya have a garden pond? The only time we had a heron visiting was when we had fish in the pond. The heron cleared off after it had swiped the biggest fish - naughty bird!

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Just noticed the Magpie mimicking the Heron.

Maybe it thinks its legs will grow longer too if it stands very still, looks where the Heron looks and generally copies the big fella.

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Re: Back garden visitor this morning

Wow! That must have got you to your camera at short notice. Well done Ian.
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Re: Back garden visitor this morning

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Wow, there's an unusual garden visitor for you, eh!

D'ya have a garden pond? The only time we had a heron visiting was when we had fish in the pond. The heron cleared off after it had swiped the biggest fish - naughty bird!

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I'm not aware of any water features in the surrounding gardens here.

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Re: Back garden visitor this morning

Well spotted.
It seems to be have been the day for unusual visitors.

2 gardens away I spotted this chap. It stayed long enough for me to take several shots.

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Re: Back garden visitor this morning

Partaking of the heavy crop of blackberries this year I see

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Re: Back garden visitor this morning

Strange place for a Heron. Maybe there is a Gold Fish pond, nearby.
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