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!
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!
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!
A juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticoras nycticorax) hiding in the shadows.
A Great Blue Heron making itself comfortable on a nesting box at the bird sanctuary.
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.
A Great Blue Heron, standing on a dead Birch tree.
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 from a Great Blue Heron
A Black-Capped Night Heron safely perched in the middle of a Cherry Tree.
A Great Blue Heron waits patiently for a shinny fish to swim by for lunch!
Here’s another long legged bird: A Great Blue Heron, perched on a branch beside a pond
A Great Blue Heron disappearing into the background
A Great Blue Heron soaking in the sun on a cold December morning.
A close up and “Hi, How are Ya”
of the Great Blue Heron.