Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dignified Bird?

 Great Blue Heron (GBH)

GBHs are stately birds, don't you think?

Is this GBH laughing?

Bwahaha! Sometimes dignified looking but  not always, as this GBH seems to be demonstrating.

Waiting for a tasty fish to swim by

But they do know how to maintain their focus, standing motionless for long periods...

Stretching it's wing

although sometimes they need to change direction and even stretch.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

42 comments:

Andy said...

It won't be long until these beautiful birds are gone for the season.

Hannah said...

Beautiful shots, these magnificent birds seem to live everywhere I have lived. I like the laughing photos.

Revrunner said...

I was going to say, have they taken up residence so far north?

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice portraits of the Great Blue! I cannot resist the temptation to photograph them, however common they are here in Florida.

William Kendall said...

I've always liked them. They have such intense focus while fishing.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

It is always a delight to find one standing down at the pond. Beautiful shots!

The Furry Gnome said...

Fabulous pictures!

Sandra said...

he is laughing and I love it. that stretched wings is amazing

Jenny said...

Really neat picture of him stretching. Herons are like dancers, they always look good no matter what position they're in.

Small City Scenes said...

I have always liked watching the Herons. We have them all year round but they are usually skittish. When they see my camera zoom off they go. You got some nice pics. MB

TexWisGirl said...

love these pterodactyls!

rainfield61 said...

The life of a Heron.

The life of human.

Birdman said...

Yikes! I pity the fish that casualy swims by that beak.
OUCH!

carol l mckenna said...

Very regal and great shots! Happy Weekend!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I saw a video the other day of a GBH catching and swallowing a gopher!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, so dignified looking indeed!! And terrific captures as always, EG!! Love the one-legged shot! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Sikora Modraszka said...

Photos are very great.Your blog is amaizing.

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots and what a stately bird this is.

llandudnopictures said...

Very elegant indeed!

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous GBH photos! I don't get to see one of these magnificent birds very often.

Debbie said...

awww, great shots, one of my favorites!!!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Whenever you see herons in photographs they always look a bit scruffier than you imagine them to be. These are some excellent shots.

Ginny said...

Fabulous! Your heron pictures are just perfect and perfectly beautiful and sharp. That last pose is super!!! He posed many ways for you. They are a truly amazing birds to see, they are so tall and their necks are so long! Even in flight they are gorgeous in their speed and beauty.

RedPat said...

They will soon head south and I haven't even been out and about to see them yet! ;-(

Felicia said...

great captures. Yes they are very dignified

Chandra said...

Beautiful captures my friend.
PS. Dry humor - 'Provincial Bird' is more appropriate? :) 1.5 years in Ontario have spoiled me :) :)

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the heron! Such a pretty bird.

Lisa Gordon said...

Dignified, for sure.
A truly beautiful bird, and these portraits of it are wonderful.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots of these handsome birds!

eileeninmd said...

The GB Heron is a stately looking bird.. Great series..Thank you for linking up to my critter party. Enjoy your week!

A Quiet Corner said...

They are handsome and stately...awesome close-ups!...)JP

Kathy said...

You got some great shots of this stately bird. Sometimes we see one that comes up from our pond to the meadow by the house where they love to catch grasshoppes!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous shots.I love that stretch pose.

Marie said...

Truly beautiful!

Cloudia said...

Indeed; Noble creatures




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Randy said...

I think they are. Love that last shot. It's amazing.

orchid Miyako said...

I also agree that this heron does have really noble look♬♬♬ Such thin legs and great wing! I can find mostly egret here :-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*


Anvilcloud said...

Nice vibrant pics in various poses.

Rose said...

Wow, fabulous, fabulous captures!

Indrani said...

Yes, dignified is the word. :)
Great pics.

Barbara Wójcik said...

great captures, pretty bird!

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