The Unexpected Heron

The Somerset Levels are a flood plain and it is said that the County name of Somerset is a corruption of an earlier Saxon phrase which described the inhabitants as the “Summer People” because it was only in the Summer months that the Levels were useable because they were waterlogged in the Winter months. It is the type of habitat that supports wading birds of all kinds, among the larger birds Herons are fairly common and I always like to photograph them when I can.

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