Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Green Heron

 Juvenile Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Green Herons have tons of personality so I love to watch and photograph them. This juvenile is hunting on plant material growing in shallow swamp water not far from where I was standing with my camera.

 Stretching its neck to see over some plants

It must have heard something because suddenly it stretched upward. Isn't it fascinating how different it looks from the first photo?

 Perching on a dry plant stalk

Then it quietly jumped up to get a better view. Notice how the feathers on its crown are raised. I think its looking a bit crazed!

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Getting set to jump down to catch a small fish

Before  seeing this photo, would you have guessed its wings could reach out this far?

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rust and Ruins

Sad old barn

September1st is City Daily Blogger's Theme Day and the theme this month is "Rust and Ruins."

I'm not sure how much longer this barn will be standing. The rusty roof may last longer than the rotting boards, though.

 Deserted house

The field close to this abandoned house is still being worked.  No rust that I can see but the building is definitely falling apart.

Rusty-shovel art meant to decorate a garden

Not old rust, but new.

I am linking to City Daily Photo Theme Days  HERE

 In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.

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East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.