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This pair of Great Blue Herons has grown up in this beautiful local park.  I have blogged about these birds several times here.  I especially enjoyed seeing one of the Great Blue Herons fly down from the huge Pine where it nests, and stroll around the banks of the large Koi Pond.  The heron stopped just under a large Japanese-style wooden gazebo where people often purchase fish chow from a small gum-ball style machine.  People enjoy feeding the huge Koi that live in the pond.  I think that this heron has the routine figured out.

The heron likely is waiting for some of the fish chow pellets to come its way, or the heron is eyeing the Koi for its meal.  I doubt that the Koi are really on the menu!  I was amazed at how calm the heron was and how close to the people on gazebo it was.  I took these pictures on Monday, March 14, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  By the way, I have also included pictures of parts of the beautiful park for your enjoyment.

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Comments on: "A Social Heron and it’s Mate" (8)

  1. Excellent photos!

    • Hi Montucky, Many thanks! Have had a sighting of one pair of Mottled Ducks here on the golf course rainfall retention pond so maybe I’ll post the pictures of these ducks on Monday. Wishing you a super weekend. Thanks for your nice comment!

  2. i’ve always wanted a koi pond, but i figured the egrets and herons would have a field day!

    • Hi Theresa, Oh, I know that is true. The Koi in the pond at our local park have screened areas in the pond near the Gazebo as well as some planted areas in which to hide. The Koi also are huge! Yes, I think it best not to have Koi where there is big risk of the fish being a bird’s meal. The Koi are expensive. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hi there, We are back from ANOTHER trip. This time we were in Georgia checking out yet another waterfall… Check my blog today when you get a chance.

    Beautiful herons, Linda.

    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

  4. Pretty series of Heron shots! I have been meaning to look to see of our resident heron has returned to the nest.. Great photos! Have a happy weekend!

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