Tuesday, September 11, 2012

On Tire/Wild Bird

 Great Blue Heron standing on old tire

This year I have seen many more great blue herons than I have ever seen before. I am sure you have seen many GBHs before...but what about GBHs standing on tires meant to keep boats from hitting a dock?

I'm not sure what this heron was thinking because it let me  get closer and closer. It wasn't until I turned around to walk away that it...

Great blue heron in the air

decided to fly away.

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

41 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Well, we don't see any GBHs on this side of the Atlantic so I'm more than happy to see photos of them, especially when they're as splendid as this.

Kathy said...

A fun shot. I love how they seem to stretch their legs out sooooo far!

Terri Buster said...

That's a great take off shot!

Sandra said...

wow on those dipped wings. what a great shot. the colors in the first one are amazing

Lowell said...

We have a lot of these fine birds, too. They tend to be rather skittish unless they are engrossed in fishing. Love the "in the air" shot. You were quick on the trigger.

Re your question about the Longhorn: No veggie dishes per se. Lois always gets a salad (they are good) and a plain sweet potato. I usually get the salmon which is always excellent!

Halcyon said...

He looks so serious!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Wow, what great shots! He just wanted his picture taken :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He was posing for you. Love the take off!

TexWisGirl said...

love these sharp-eyed, sharp-billed birds. :)

Paul in Powell River said...

Go west young lady! Lots - lots - of GBH's!

RedPat said...

Fabulous birds. Great shots!

Andy said...

Nice clicking when he was flight. Just recently I have noticed their presents is beginning to increase in Frenchman's Bay. They are moving south and will remain as long as the food supply is good.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your captures of the heron are perfect.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

They are so unlikely looking. I've noticed several have moved onto sandbars on the Arkansas River here in Tulsa.

LONDONLULU said...

I love seeing them here, though I've never been able to get a good shot (hm, maybe one day I'll get a real camera :) - yours are beautiful - love the in-air capture too!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the great blue heron.

Kerri said...

I have seen more this year too! Never on a tire though :) Love that you captured him in flight too!!

HansHB said...

Great photos! I do like this bird!

Brian King said...

One of my favorites! Beautiful photos! I've seen them stand on some odd things, but not a tire.

Viola said...

a great *sea hog"! (I do not know if you use that word?) and it looks like one who takes care of things around him.. :))))

Lovely photos! :)

Randy said...

Nice looking bird.

Mary said...

Oh wow..I do not see these birds where we live...so great. Super pic.

Larry said...

I love Great Blue Herons and always enjoy seeing great photos like these!

mick said...

Beautiful bird and great photos.

Gillian Olson said...

They are amazing birds to watch.

Renae said...

very nice ~ I would die to get a capture like that.

eileeninmd said...

It is cool you were able to get close, great shots of the Gb Heron.

Linda said...

Great shot of the flyaway! I love seeing these wonderful birds - you managed to get a good closeup!

Anni said...

I love 'em. We have one 'resident' great blue that we see each and every time we stop at one of our favorite birding trails....

They're so neat to watch as they watch us, aren't they?


Silent Silhouettes

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures!

Gary said...

Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

i stora drag said...

Love the photos of the heron!
I'm not sure, but I do not think we have this blue? I've only seen the grey one.
Greetings Pia in Sweden

Adam Jones said...

They really are fantastic birds.

Becky said...

We seem to be missing lots of wild birds around my home this year due to neighbors tying their barking dog in the back yard. I miss all the Herons feeding on the creek.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, maybe it was disappointed that you left. :)

Snowcatcher said...

Probably a good thing you spooked him. He didn't need to be on that tire! Although that did make for a lovely shot!

kaye said...

I just finished read a lovely book that had a lot about marsh birds in it. I think this lovely fellow made an appearance in every chapter. She refferred to him as the steady and true resident of the marsh.

Indrani said...

They look so elegant, standing and flying.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He looks quite regal sitting on the bumper tire. And I'm quite envious of your great flight shot....and that you turned around quick enough to get it.

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful captures!

Rose said...

Wonderful shots...

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