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Thursday, May 20, 2010

First Blue Heron of the summer

This heron was acting very strange...we were visiting a covered bridge. He flew up from right below the bridge and I could see that he just flew up and over the bank to land in a field. I was in hot pursuit...I hurried up and through the bridge, and there he was in the field. Even though I was out in a wide open spot, all he would do is walk away a little bit. I did not try to get too close...I am thinking it had young nearby and wanted to lure us away from the area.

8 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the heron, Rose. Hope you show us the covered bridge in another post!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Lindy MacDuff said...

Excellent capture, Rose!

Luke said...

What a beauty!

Judy said...

I dream of getting a shot like this. Awesome Rose! and Yes, please show a pic of the covered bridge.

George said...

I also hope we'll get to see the bridge in a future post. For now I'm glad you chased after the heron.

Jacob said...

A very nice shot of one of my favorite birds...we have lots of these year-round but they can be rather skittish. I think you're right about it protecting it's young.

don said...

You got a fine shot of this beautiful bird. Love the detail and color.

Mary said...

Beautiful photo of it! A perfect pose.

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