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.
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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.
A fun shot. I love how they seem to stretch their legs out sooooo far!
That's a great take off shot!
wow on those dipped wings. what a great shot. the colors in the first one are amazing
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!
He looks so serious!
Wow, what great shots! He just wanted his picture taken :)
He was posing for you. Love the take off!
love these sharp-eyed, sharp-billed birds. :)
Go west young lady! Lots - lots - of GBH's!
Fabulous birds. Great shots!
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.
Your captures of the heron are perfect.
They are so unlikely looking. I've noticed several have moved onto sandbars on the Arkansas River here in Tulsa.
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!
Fantastic shots of the great blue heron.
I have seen more this year too! Never on a tire though :) Love that you captured him in flight too!!
Great photos! I do like this bird!
One of my favorites! Beautiful photos! I've seen them stand on some odd things, but not a tire.
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! :)
Nice looking bird.
Oh wow..I do not see these birds where we live...so great. Super pic.
I love Great Blue Herons and always enjoy seeing great photos like these!
Beautiful bird and great photos.
They are amazing birds to watch.
very nice ~ I would die to get a capture like that.
It is cool you were able to get close, great shots of the Gb Heron.
Great shot of the flyaway! I love seeing these wonderful birds - you managed to get a good closeup!
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?
Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
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
They really are fantastic birds.
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.
lol, maybe it was disappointed that you left. :)
Probably a good thing you spooked him. He didn't need to be on that tire! Although that did make for a lovely shot!
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.
They look so elegant, standing and flying.
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.
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