Thursday, October 13, 2005

Great Blue Heron

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This Blue Heron was very intently dabbling for breakfast at 7:36 this morning in the Stanfield Marsh as Dallas and I meandered around the shoreline.
I suspect this one is a youngster because it's a wee bit smaller than the other two we've seen here for several years, and it's not quite as skitterish yet either.

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Blogger sonia a. mascaro said...

Great shot! Really a National Geographic's picture! I love so much the large format's photos. It's wonderful!

2:50 PM  
Blogger swamp4me said...

Herons are among my favorite birds. This is a great picture.

I noticed in your profile that you are a fan of Sir David's Private Life of Plants. You may be interested to know that he and his crew filmed a brief segment of that series in my "backyard." My husband was fortunate enough to spend the day with them as they filmed.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Jim said...



What segment did they shoot there, that's one of my favorite alltime nature films?
That's a day Mr. Swamp will always remember I'm sure.
Yes, I love the herons too and I'm hoping to get some decent pictures of the White Pelicans here as well, but they're even more skitterish than the herons.

5:28 PM  
Blogger tansy said...

i love blue herons...they bring back memories of watching them on our pond when i was a tomboy, running around half naked riding my pinto pony bareback...

they are such beautiful birds.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Beautiful photos, this one and the leaf. Congrats on the new camera, I will be getting mine shortly!

When I was little my grandparents lived on a lake, right across from an island that was a protected heron rookery. Sometimes I would take the rowboat or paddle boat over to the island just to watch and listen to the herons.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Walter Jeffries said...

Wow! I envy you that sighting, and the shot. I have never gotten that close even with a 5x lense. Excellent!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Madcap said...

That is a gorgeous photo! What a great shot, and you've got the reflection in the water below, too, which I love.

6:13 PM  

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