Early on a morning in late December, wildfowl fly beneath the clouds of the south coast of England. Pagham is a natural harbour, washed by the tides and full of salt marshes, shingle, and seabirds. (50% to charities working in the wild places of Britain)
Ardea cinerea. Grey herons are unmistakeable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest.