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I took these shots of the Great Blue Heron here on the little farm pond on July 8, 2012.  This heron lives near the pond here so it is here a lot.  There are lots of fish and other goodies for the heron to eat here at the pond.  Because the cows across the shoreline are often wading in the pond on their side, the heron is now coming to this shoreline more often.  Of course, shady Oaks help keep the big wading bird cool while it waits for its fish or other bite to eat comes by.  I was able to get the pictures but when I walked from the house, the heron saw me and flew off to the far corner of the pond on the other side.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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

  1. Great pictures of the heron…. He is definitely a regular, isn’t he? Soon–he’ll be part of the family and you will invite him in for dinner!!!!! ha ha

    No rain here last night at all… NOT A DROP all day yesterday.

    • Hi Betsy, Yes, that heron is a regular but not invited to supper! Ha! I was way excited to think we had actual rain last night but lo-and-behold, that rain lasted only about three minutes! Just a quick little shower and then nothing. Oh well. Not enough at all. Have a wonderful day today!

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    love these birds!

    • Hi Theresa, I do as well. I am thrilled to see the big bird nearly every day. Had the geese way up at the house this morning. The youngsters really did not know what to make of me but politely moved away at a pretty fast walk. Have a nice day today and another great day tomorrow!

  3. The Heron seems to even have his very own tree! Those wing shots are excellent!

    • Hi Montucky, Thanks! Yes, the heron knows where that shady spot on this shore is. By the way, we got plenty of rain today with more forecast for tomorrow. A bonus is that because of the rain, it is a bit cooler here in TN. Have a super day tomorrow!

  4. Lovely shots of the GB Heron. They are awesome birds to have visiting.

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