Wednesday, June 8, 2011

H/ Alphabe-Thursday

Black-crowned night HERON

This HERON is most active at dusk and at night so I feel pretty lucky to have seen this one.  I was actually photographing double-breasted cormorants nesting in some trees around the bay between Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario.
 
Black-crowned night HERON, crouched down and apparently concentrating on something

As you can see, it has short yellow legs. Not so easy to see in this light is the colour of its eyes: red.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

40 comments:

Rose said...

I would have been dancing for joy if I had captured these shots.

Judy said...

I have never, ever, in my life seen a Black-crowned night Heron. Wonderful that you photographed him and wonderful for me to be able to see it here.

Sharon said...

Beautiful shots and beautiful bird!

RuneE said...

Well done getting this close!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Very beautiful! I've never been as fortunate as you to capture an image of a heron so close as this.

Zosia said...

Wow! what a great shot, so close.

Jacob said...

We don't have this black-crowned heron in Florida that I know of...it's a beauty. I like the way its legs are gripping the branches of the tree.

RedPat said...

What a great find amongst all those cormorants! Super shots!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These photos are awesome. Both birds seem to be deep in thought.

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! I've never seen one like this...we only have Blue Herons here. Thanks for sharing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, that bird is very intent. I guess that's natural if eating depends on ability to concentrate.

Francisca said...

Crouching to hide from your camera, EG! What a handsome heron!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful captures of the heron! That's interesting about it being a night heron...

Lola said...

Beautiful capture & beautiful bird!

XOXO Lola:)

La said...

Great shots!

bettyl said...

Such a lovely subject!

texwisgirl said...

great shot!!

taylorsoutback said...

Incredible shots! What a striking bird...we have the blue herons here in the Northwoods.

Kathy said...

He is certainly a handsome dude!

edenhills said...

Great shots! That is quite a pretty bird.

Teresa

Jack said...

Superb photographs, EG. You got nice, clear, crisp portraits of your heron.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Beautiful photographs!

Randy said...

Handsome bird!

kaye said...

I'm always amazed at your bird shots. These are wonderful.

Farmchick said...

A handsome fellow...or lady.

forgetmenot said...

Very nice. I just started taking some shots of birds. I'm trying to figure out how to get closer (or buy a better lens for my camera). It is fun to get a good shot of them. I love the flowers in your yard--such a nice variety of kinds and colors. Mickie :)

Pondside said...

Great shots. I hope you're doing alright in the heat wave we've read about.

Small City Scenes said...

Spectacular!!!! I have never seen this bird before. You got a one in a million shot. Frame it!!! MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations, amazing post!
This bird is adorable!
Léia

Kate said...

What a beauty; you should be very proud of this one! It's legs do seem out-of-proportion to its body!

myorii said...

Wow! Amazing photos of the Heron!

Theresa said...

Fabulous Photos of your herons! Thanks for sharing!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

This is a new one for me!

I love the photo and the red eyes would be just a little scary I would think!

Sue said...

You seem to have a talent for getting the most amazing shots!

=)

Carver said...

Great shots of the heron.

Esther Joy said...

Beautiful photography! How close were you to the bird?

Janie said...

Interesting coloring, with the red eyes and yellow legs. These are great photos!

Judy said...

I sometimes see them when I am on my walks in the mornings! They are beautiful birds, but I have never gotten as close as you have!

Judie said...

Your photos are so excellent! A lovely post, for sure!!

Jenny said...

What an amazing capture.

I can't believe the clarity of yours shots.

Really splendid.

Thanks for linking up!

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