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Posts tagged “Great Blue Heron

Great Blue

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A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) away from the water. It’s unusual to see them on dry land, for me anyway! Perhaps it was hunting mice!


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!


GBH

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A Great Blue Heron, (GBH) perched on a deadfall birch tree.  This bird had quite stunning colours.


Big & Blue

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A Great Blue Heron, standing on a dead Birch tree.


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


On the Hunt

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A Great Blue Heron waits patiently for a shinny fish to swim by for lunch!


Silent and Still

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Here’s another long legged bird:  A Great Blue Heron, perched on a branch beside a pond


In the Leaves

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A Great Blue Heron disappearing into the background


That Impossible Spot

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When you have a long neck and a long bill, there’s always a spot that’s almost impossible to groom!


On a Favourite Perch

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A Great Blue Heron in a large tree.  Definitely a favoured spot.  In the immediate area there were five more Great Blues!


Night Heron

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A Black-crowned Night Heron settles in for it’s daytime sleep.  These birds hunt at night and are generally asleep most of the day.


Soaking in the Sun

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


Close In

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A close up and “Hi, How are Ya”

of the Great Blue Heron.

Always intense!


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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


Hunting in the Sea

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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!


Hunting

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


A Good Scratch

A Great Blue Heron has an itch!

A Great Blue Heron has an itch!  But what a great sense of balance!