Underbarn, Portland Harbour
Wednesday March 31st 2021
This afternoon I came across this very smart heron, fishing (unsuccessfully) in the rock pools just east of Sandsfoot Castle. If five minutes of watching a heron not catch a fish is a bit much for you see how many different bird species you can hear in the background. I think I can make out seven: Herring Gull, Sandwich Tern, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Dunnock, Robin and Chiffchaff.
Over the years I've made many videos of herons, but one of my favourites was the very first, made back in March 2012 at Radipole Lake.
As I filmed the heron from a nice dry hide the rain got heavier, and the heron got closer.