This prehistoric-looking, gangly bird is a fascinating subject for wildlife photographers. Its fishing habits create great action shots and really effective portraits can be captured when the adults raise their crowns. Being a territorial bird, there is always the chance of action shots should a second heron try to fish too close to the dominant bird as well.
Canvas hides up at the nests also offer photographers the opportunity to capture intimate shots of the adults and young alike during breeding season.
These birds are viewable at the following hides: The Pond Hide and The Scaffold Hide