Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the 1990s with a photo of a juvenile Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea). At this time of year the juveniles are wandering around exploring the area, checking out feeding locations and finding places to roost.
A local Natural History Society had a wooden hide (blind) on Hurleston Reservoir in south Cheshire which is where this shot was taken from. When the water level in the reservoir was low the tree stump would appear. I’ve got quite a few species on the stump.
This juvenile Grey Heron amused me. It appeared to be trying to decide if the isolated part of the stump above the water is edible although it’s probably watching something in the water.