Grey Heron: Bird Facts and Photos


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My birdwatching adventures in Germany with one of my favorite birds. This time: Grey Heron facts and photos.

Heron Facts

The heron is a native bird to Europe, Asia, and Africa. It’s a wading bird, and can be seen around wetlands, feeding on various water creatures, such as fish, amphibians, and small mammals. I do birdwatching in Düsseldorf, Germany, and I see this lovely bird very often around the Rhine and in lakes and ponds in the city’s parks. It’s a tall bird (up to 1 meter, or 3 ft 3 in) and very impressive, in particular when you see it standing motionless, planning to catch a fish or other prey.

My Grey Heron Photos

More Birdwatching Resources

  1. Grey heron – Facts and observations.
  2. What do herons eat?
  3. Heron breeding.

Don’t like Herons?

I mostly do birdwatching in Germany, but you can read about birds, cats, boars, bees, or snakes instead.


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