Friday, October 14, 2005

Banner Blue Heron Day!

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During my 25 years here in Big Bear I've never seen more than two Great Blue Herons at one time until this morning.

I counted four of them in the west end of marsh and I think there was a fifth in the main lake where it joins the marsh.

I didn't see any of the other four fly over that way but I couldn't see them all at that time.

While I was taking the picture below another of the giant birds flew so low over my head it could've grabbed my hat, a very fun morning indeed!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely a banner day to remember- and great photos to remember it by too. Glad I found your blog, my family spent many weekends up at Big Bear (I grew up in Mojave). Will def. be back to read more soon :)

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blue herons are pretty common in my part of the Midwest, but I'm still impressed every time I see one. Magnificent birds.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Norfolk Skies said...

Very beautiful photos. I've wandered to your blog via Sara's "Watchman" one from Cardiff, I'm going to enjoy exploring it and the world around the cabin.

8:40 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Beautiful heron photos. We see them up here on the Olympic Peninsula often. I love photographing them, and I never tire of it. They are so graceful.
You capture their beauty so well.

8:57 AM  
Blogger Spider Girl said...

Gorgeous birds, aren't they? We see them a lot where I live on the West Coast.

But what a funny sound they make! Definitely not the right sound for such an elegant bird. :)

12:50 PM  
Blogger the Contrary Goddess said...

We have big blue's here. They regularly fly our creeks "fishing" (crawdads would seem to be a favorite). And when I see them and I'm going somewhere, especially flying or closeby, they seem to portend something. Often I am not sure what exactly, but it always seems to be interesting, perhaps even instructive. Anyway.

8:57 AM  
Blogger LenĂ© Gary said...

Until a couple of weeks back, I had only seen one or two at a time. They're congregating now near Lake Champlain. I saw 9 in one river and several others that day in other nearby ponds and marshy areas. Great photos!

6:42 PM  

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