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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Photoshoot....


Just a few shots...


of this long-legged Great Blue Heron.


Actually I am not sure if it is the same one or not...and these were just taken this afternoon...the first two are of the same GBH,


The Great Blue Herons were flying around everywhere over the lake, and that first had landed on the water...as if it expected it to be shallow water.  It quickly flew up and over and landed on this.


I have never seen Great Blue Herons land in deep water before...there were at least 3 or 4 that we saw do this...they would land and quickly fly up and away.  It really surprised me how easily they seemed to lift up from the water.  I so wish I had thought to take a video of it.

20 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

What a cooperative bird.You got some super shots of these.

Ginny Hartzler said...

These are beautiful captures! They are such large and impressive birds!

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful shots! Bird have a thin neck, sharp beaks and long leg. They look beautiful with all of these features:)

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos, Rose.

Tom said...

...a beautiful sight.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great series on the Heron. I have seen them walking in some deeper water. They have such long legs. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

I have never seen them in water other than about ankle deep. very odd, never thought about it until you mentioned it. they are waders.

Beth Edwards, VA said...

so cool. love seeing them in their habitat.. . but they don't like when we try to get sort close in our kayaks 2 take pics or 2. ( : guess they don't wish to be famous & all? ( ;

L. D. said...

It is a wonderful series of shots. They are an interesting bird.

don said...

Your descrption of the deep water landings is very interesitng. These are fine pictures too. Their long legs makes them very distinctive.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful photos of the long legged and long neck bird. Have a wonderful day!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great pictures!! We have actually had a Blue Heron land on our small pond twice in the past couple of years. At least that I know of. We scared the off quickly in fear that my fish would go along too...in their mouth!
xx, Carol

Red Rose Alley said...

Rose, these are awesome pictures of the Great Blue Heron. Another blog friend of mine just saw one flying on the road that she was driving on. She says the Blue Heron has always been a good sign to her whenever she sees one. It's such a grand bird, but I'm wondering why they call it the Blue Heron, any idea? They have such thin long legs like the flamingo. : )

~Sheri

Bill said...

Beautiful heron shots! And thanks for stopping by my site!

Cat Lover said...

Wonderful photos Rose! I do love watching the herons.
Take care.
Robin

Klara S said...

A few shots, but good ones... Lucky you. Lovely pictures.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great shots!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - what an amazing experience - I've never seen them land in the water unless it was shallow - their radar must have been off today. Great shots of them on the railing.

Jeevan said...

Lovely take on blue heron and great expose on it legs! I checked the videos on the eagle and heron… but the eagle swimming is amazing

Patsy said...

I enjoyed the Videos, Thanks

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