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Great Blue Herons


I have been seeing just a few Great Blue Herons around.  It seems like there are a lot of Tri-colored Herons as well as a huge crowd of White Ibises but the very handsome Great Blue Heron is in the minority on the local lakes and ponds right now.  They are usually spotted early in the morning while hunting on the shoreline in shallow water but sometimes they are simply hanging out, resting in the late afternoon or early evening.

I want you to know that although I have been posting a lot about the waterfowl and wading birds, I have not forgotten about the songbirds at all!  Our rainy weather, the nesting season, and the start of the seasonal molt, has made the yard birds much less easy to spot and photograph in recent days.   When I next get some good pictures of the smaller birds to share, I’ll be sure to post them here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a very slightly larger version of the photograph.  Enjoy!



Comments on: "Great Blue Herons" (4)

  1. Good morning, I always enjoy seeing the wader birds. The Great Blue is a gorgeous bird. Wonderful photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, Tonight I spotted a few Canada Geese with the rest of the waders and ducks. Nice seeing such a variety. Few little birds out – mostly hiding and resting. It still has been stormy but nothing severe here. Have a great weekend!

  2. i like that sharp-eyed close-up in the bottom right corner. 🙂

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