If it is possible to have such a thing as a 'favourite bird', then mine is without doubt The Heron.
So when I saw this one yesterday sitting on the horse's water trough, about 300 metres away, I just had to try to take its photo. I hope you can see it.
Without the help of a telephoto lens, I pressed the junior zoom facility on my very cheap camera, and the above was as close as I could get, then I held the camera up to one of the lenses of my battered binoculars and I got the one below. In both dreadful pictures you can just about see the beautiful bird.
National Geographic will certainly NOT be contacting me; I would need a much better camera!