Spotted a Grey Heron on a river hike

Spotted a Grey Heron and caught it mid-flight on one of my hikes. Beautiful birds and very tricky to photograph as they are very swift in their movement when disturbed.

I sat by the river and watched it hunting for fish for at least five minutes. At the same time poised with my camera ready for the flight as I knew it was imminent. If I had a faster bursting camera and a lens with a greater focal length, I think I would have done better.

Nevertheless, the point was to take in nature and by chance, some wildlife on this beautiful hike! ☺️

📷 Fuji X100V

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Basic packing list…

  • Cash / Credit Card

  • Spare change in coins

  • Pen / Notebook (if you like to take notes)

  • Camera / Phone (great picture opportunities)

  • Layered clothing (stay away from cotton in winter)

  • Spare change of clothes (in winter & in case they get wet!)

  • Or bring waterproof jacket / trouser

  • Change of shoes (don’t want a muddy car!)

  • Sunglasses

  • Bottle of water or hydration pack (must keep hydrated)

  • Picnic / Food / Snacks

  • First aid kit

  • Tick remover

  • A day pack to carry everything (or hydration pack)