Thank you to Mick Sandford for emailing us with the following…
We have been coming to Exmoor for the last 15 years in Spring and Autumn. Our favourite walk is from Rockford to Watersmeet and back, starting on the left bank & returning on the right. We have seen a heron on numerous occasions, but it has always spotted us and moved off immediately, so no chance of a pic. I suppose our Jack Russell Holly does not help, trying to photograph wildlife, but she loves the walk too. This May Bank Holiday we did the walk and, just below Crooks Pool, I spotted this heron, to my amazement it did not fly off and allowed me to photograph it over a 20-minute period, despite Holly being within 10 mtrs of it. I was so privileged to have this opportunity and have attached 3 of about 50 photos it allowed me to take. We always stay at Haxton Down Farm at Bratten Fleming, they always have the Exmoor Mag and I love browsing the pictures for inspiration.