A group of herons return home to their heronry in this vintage drawing. If you have ever seen a large group of these beautiful birds returning to their nests at night, you already know what a beautiful sight this bird image represents. This vintage black and white heron illustration depicts that moment as the birds fly in to their home to roost for the night.
I find it almost hard to believe that here we are over 150 years after this illustration was included in a book published by The Illustrated London News, still enjoying it. It was included in the Illustrated London Reading Book, 3rd ed.
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