Grey Herons are not a particularly rare kind of birds- you can spot them near water habitats- lakes, marshes and in this case on the beach. I managed to photograph this one in Seychelles a few months ago. The bird was quite focused on the fishes swimming in the water and seemed to ignore tourists like us. I couldn’t tell if it was bothered by us- we managed to keep a distance and didn’t get too close.
We waited for a while to see if the heron would catch a fish and eat it in front of us- would have made for some nice photographs but that unfortunately didn’t happen. In the meantime we were getting hungry so had to head to the restaurant to get our grub.