Nature Through My Lens

Great Blue Heron

Wing Span

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A Great Blue Heron (Andea herodias) in a local farmers field hunting for summer. We stopped on the road and I guess it didn’t like our presence, even though we were a distance away. It started to leave and then decided to stay after this great wing display!


Precarious Perch

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A Great Blue Heron making itself comfortable on a nesting box at the bird sanctuary.


On the Hunt

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A Great Blue Heron, having some success catching little silver fish in the marsh.  Don’t know how many of those little guys make up a meal!


That Itch

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A Great Blue Heron


A Stern Look

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A stern look from a Great Blue Heron


Soaking in the Sun

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A Great Blue Heron soaking in the sun on a cold December morning.


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A proud Great Blue Heron.

This guy was sitting on the top of a bird box commonly used by Swallows!

Just this great legged creature up there on top of a 8×8 inch square of wood!


GBH in the Sun

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A Great Blue Heron


On a Theme

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Here’s a different view of the

Great Blue Heron from yesterday!  It’s very proud of it’s flowing feathers, but doesn’t really like the intrusion into it’s thoughts!


Hunting

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I watched this Great Blue Heron yesterday afternoon.  It was hunting minnows along the side of a pond.  It was having great success too!  But I don’t know how many minnows a good feed makes!


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A Great Blue Heron hunting along the edge of a reed bed.  It wasn't having much luck.  I watched for quite awhile and it didn't make a strike.

A Great Blue Heron hunting along the edge of a reed bed. It wasn’t having much luck. I watched for quite awhile and it didn’t make a strike.


Wading in the Sea

A Great Blue Heron wading in the Sea

A Great Blue Heron wading in the Sea


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Sarah & I took a field trip to Iona Regional Park, next to Vancouver Airport, yesterday.
Unfortunately a sunny day in Aldergrove turned into a cloudy one in Richmond, but we did our best. We walked the jetty about half way. On the way out there were two herons. As we walked back to land we saw, two, then five, then seven, etc., to a total of 20ish. I lost count. I’ve never seen as many herons in one place. Must be something interesting they are feeding on as the tide goes out.