In most locations where I encounter a Grey Heron(Ardea cinerea) they are very flighty and don't allow a close approach. More recently I have had much better experiences with several individuals in Bushy Park where they are far more tolerant of human movements.
This week one individual was on sentry duty but later flew down to allow some rewarding close photos.
To compliment the post on my main blog I'm sharing a few more images of the Black-tailed Godwits(Limosa limosa) that I watched feeding and preening inside the North Wall at Pagham Harbour on the weekend.
These birds are slowly changing from their colourful full summer plumage into their plain grey winter garb.