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The Great Blue Heron

One of the Great Blue Herons that lives in the neighborhood here, has come around the pond every few days to hunt for fish, larger insects and tiny animals for its dinner.  The heron usually hangs out on the shoreline opposite from my home.  The big wading bird scouts along the reedy shore for its meal.  It is bothered by the nearby cattle or the ducks.  When the Canada Geese come around in larger numbers, the heron gets bothered and flies off.  These herons live along the nearby private community lake but have recently moved their rookery.  There have been several trees fall in their old area so that is likely why they have relocated.  This morning is a cloudy windy one.  It is likely that we will have thunderstorms here today and tonight.  I just looked out the window and saw a heron on this side of the pond.  That is something rarely seen.  I did not get good post-worthy pictures just now due to low light and shooting pictures through the window.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "The Great Blue Heron" (8)

  1. just love these stately birds – even if they prefer to be a solo act. 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Yes, they do prefer the solitary life except when pairing up in nesting season. I seldom will see two at once. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. It is always fun to see your photos of te great blue heron.

  3. You are very fortunate to see the herons so frequently and so close. I see them here only sporadically and fleetingly.

  4. Lucky to catch some pictures atleast, even though you feel them not to be post-worthy. I think I saw a Goliath Heron or Purple Heron for the first time.. but couldnt take any pictures as it was very far and out of my compact cam’s range. Which one was that solo.. I dont know. It should remain a mystery for me..

  5. Lovely shots of the GB Heron. I can understand why they do not want to share their dinner.

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