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The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family,

The grey heron has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes, and spoonbills, which extend their necks. It flies with slow wing-beats and sometimes glides for short distances.

it was a grey overcast day out at Luk Keng, so apologies for the greyness of the images of the grey heron. These birds are more shy and aware of people and keep their distance, so are harder to photograph close up, unless you hide in a hide.

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