The Grey Heron is a tall bird with long brown legs. It almost looks lanky. The Grey Heron is the tallest bird in England and can be seen all year round. It sometimes visits gardens to steal fish out of garden ponds!
The Grey Heron can be recognised by its long neck. Sometimes the neck looks like a long ‘S’ shape. The Grey Heron can also be recognised by its long pointed beak. The beak is a yellow colour and looks like a sharp dagger. Sometimes the beak changes into a deep orange colour.
The Grey Heron is about one hundred centimetres tall. It has a large body even though the head and the neck are longer than the body. The top and the sides of the body are a grey colour. The long neck is also a grey colour at the top and the sides. The underside of the neck is a white colour.
The Grey Heron has a long white head and a white belly. It has a black crest of long black feathers. The crest is a bunch of feathers on top of the head. The Grey Heron also has black feathers running down its white throat. It also has black feathers above each eye.
The Grey Heron has long yellow-orange legs. It can often be seen standing very still near water waiting to catch fish.