Tag Archives: Ardea cinerea


Ode to the Ordinary

Everyday birds usually end up as ‘collateral species’. A good example is (in my case) the Grey Heron. A bird I see everyday, and usually can even see looking out the window of our house. […]

Continue reading »

Of Herons and Horses

A Konik is a small, semi-feral horse, originating in Poland and not uncommon in The Netherlands nowadays. They have been introduced here and are frequently found in nature reserves with the aim of grazing and hence […]

Continue reading »

Red Dagger

In my previous blog I wrote about purple feet, so now it seems only logical to continue with a reddish bill. The Grey Heron in breeding plumage has a very colorful, dagger-like bill, as you […]

Continue reading »