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Grey Heron visits The Claddagh on the Corrib River, Galway

I have tried to get a photo of the Grey Heron in and around the Galway coast on a fair few occasions. They were either too far away or flew off the minute I got the camera out. Last week however things were a little different. It was one of the first nice spring days of the year and I had lunch down by the Spanish Arch overlooking the Corrib. I decided to cycle back to work the scenic route via The Claddagh. This chap was just sitting on top of a car cool as you like. I guess he was doing the same as me, enjoying the nice day and the river view and who can blame him. The Heron was decent enough to pose for a mobile phone pic. Who needs to go on a photo trip to see nature close up when all you have to do is head for town.