Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Heron

Great Blue


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!

Blowing in the Wind


A Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) perched in it’s usual daylight perch, deep in the branches. This one seems a bit annoyed with it’s head plumes blowing in the wind. It had been sleeping until the plumes started whipping about!

Wing Span


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!

In the Shadows


A juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticoras nycticorax) hiding in the shadows.

Precarious Perch


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

On the Hunt


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!



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



Here’s a Black-capped Night Heron at it’s normal roost deep in the branches of a tree.

It had it’s back to the wind which was blowing his plumes up over it’s face.

Big & Blue


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

That Itch

itchy ear

A Great Blue Heron



An odd sort of fellow.  Here’s a Black-crowned Night Heron.

It’s unusual to see them with their eyes open during the day.

A Stern Look

GBH sternlook

A stern look from a Great Blue Heron

That Eye


A Black-Capped Night Heron safely perched in the middle of a Cherry Tree.

On the Hunt

gbh hunting

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

Silent and Still


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

In the Leaves


A Great Blue Heron disappearing into the background

Soaking in the Sun


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

Close In


A close up and “Hi, How are Ya”

of the Great Blue Heron.

Always intense!