Zwaluw en nest, Swallow and nest, Lauwersmeer, The Netherlands | photo alicebrandt
The barnacle goose. De brandgans en haar pullen.
The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species (some are called "egrets" or "bitterns" instead of "heron"). herons resemble birds in some other families, such as the storks, ibises, spoonbills and cranes, they differ from these in flying with their necks retracted, not outstretched.