Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Great Blue/World Bird/Nature Notes

Great Blue Heron

Yesterday, I spotted and photographed my first great blue heron of the year. Actually, it spotted me first and flew from one side of a narrow inlet to the other. He/she watched me carefully until I left.

I am linking yo World Bird Wednesday.

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46 comments:

Sandra said...

these beautiful birds are so much fun to watch and when they fly they look so odd in the air. this means spring is there with you now

see you there! said...

I think he/she just wanted to pose for your camera.

Darla

Judy said...

Great catch, I haven't seen any yet to get close enough to.

Kathy said...

I think these guys are part of bird royalty!

Kate said...

Birds are so smart and it was wise to be wary of someone toting a camera!

Kerri said...

I LOVE these birds! Super!

Cezar and Léia said...

He is magnificent! :)
Léia

TexWisGirl said...

love these huge birds. :)

Stephanie said...

I love these birds as well. Wonderful capture.

Malyss said...

They are so fine, thin , long and frail!What a marvel!
(I like very much your trains of yesterday!)

Paul in Powell River said...

We're lucky on the coast, we get them all year round.

Susan said...

We have them here, they are so beautiful!

RedPat said...

I have been looking at a local pond where they hang out but no luck yet!

Lowell said...

This is just lovely! Blue Herons are fun to photograph. I just did a b&w of one of my blue heron photos and it's posted on L & L Photography II, on the Photo Showcase page.

HansHB said...

This is such a good post, - perfect for WBW!
Have a nice evening!

Fjällripan said...

The heron is so beautiful, very nice captured!

eileeninmd said...

So their was a watching contest going on. They do seem to be shy birds. You did get a lovely capture though!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are huge birds,yet so graceful in flight.This is a nice shot of him.

Michelle said...

I love seeing these birds. What a beauty!

geetlee said...

gorgeous!

George said...

You got a great picture of the heron watching you.

Gillian Olson said...

A beauty, and definitely keeping an eye on you.

Jack said...

Blue herons are remarkably available. I see them in places as different as Connecticut and Florida.

Randy said...

So sleek looking.

Carletta said...

I like that you caught him with the dry grass behind him - seems like the perfect environment.
Great 'catch'!

Martha Z said...

Such majestic birds and so patient.

mick said...

Great photo of a beautiful bird.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shot of the Great Blue! Nice work!

Linda said...

This is one of my very favorites to photograph! I am fortunate enough to see them fairly often, living so close to many bodies of water. Very nice photo!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very beautiful!!!

Gary said...

They're so impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Libby Rodriguez said...

Wow! You got a great photo of him! Very impressive :)

Crafty Gardener said...

Great photo of the heron. I haven't seen the first of the season yet, but hope to soon.

Rambling Woods said...

Funny how we both saw our first at the same time..guess they were on the move...lovely photos EG...Michelle

Springman said...

They are wary in the wild. They are just arriving in Michigan too. Won't summer be fun!

joo said...

It's a lovely photo!

NixBlog said...

And he posed very well for you too! It's great to be able to capture wildlife shots so well.

Janie said...

Nice shot of the heron. He looks very alert and wary.

Viola said...

Fantastic!! The heron looks tall, and so it is.. :)

jewaicious said...

What a stunning capture of beauty, stately beauty at its best.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What an absolute delight. They are gorgeous birds and this is a terrific shot.

bailey-road.com said...

Great capture!

Carver said...

I love the shot of the great blue heron. They are such beautiful birds.

Nature Rambles said...

Great shot! That is indeed a beautiful bird!

Celeste said...

Beautiful photo of such a regal bird. If you are a fan of Great Blue Herons you should check out the Cornell nest cam it is very addictive :)
http://www.livestream.com/cornellherons

Rose said...

Wonderful capture...I sure love seeing these. And I wonder why some are so wild and others will stick around? I suppose it is what they are used to.

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