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great blue heron

  1. Great blue heron sunning wings

    Great blue heron sunning wings

  2. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Standing motionless on a branch over our backyard creek, this stately heron posed on its favorite perch. This is an adult showing a white stripe down the middle of its crown. Notice the long, loose feathers on its chest. These specialized feathers continually grow and fray forming “powder down”...
  3. Pretending I'm a Cat Tail

    Pretending I'm a Cat Tail

    A reflecting Great Blue Heron sits motionless while on the hunt in a creek.
  4. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    A captured this Heron along a riverside, just pondering life. I guess he did not like the intrusion, so I apologize for that.
  5. Great Blue Heron - 4

    Great Blue Heron - 4

    Not too wary of me yet.
  6. Great Blue Heron - 5

    Great Blue Heron - 5

    About to land.
  7. Great Blue Heron - 6

    Great Blue Heron - 6

    Moving out into slightly deeper water.
  8. Hanging out......

    Hanging out......

    Along with the Great Blue are Royal Terns, a Laughing Gull, a Black Skimmer and a gull flyby.
  9. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    A lone heron, one of few birds that are year round residents in the ponds and marshes around here.
  10. ...and THIS big!

    ...and THIS big!

  11. I'm This Tall...

    I'm This Tall...

    Blue Heron strecthing.
  12. Great blue heron

    Great blue heron

  13. Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
  14. 7_10_21_Great_Blue_Heron.JPG

    7_10_21_Great_Blue_Heron.JPG

  15. "Pterodactyl" heron

    "Pterodactyl" heron

  16. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron with wings spread.
  17. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron strutting his stuff.
  18. Great Blue Heron flight.jpg

    Great Blue Heron flight.jpg

    Taking off away this time
  19. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    The bird was stationary for quite some time when it was time to change fishing spots.
  20. Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron.jpg

    Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias wardi)
  21. A mallard hen was escorting her brood behind a young great blue heron. The heron was oblivious.

    A mallard hen was escorting her brood behind a young great blue heron. The heron was oblivious.

    A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
  22. The startled heron turned on the mallard and her brood

    The startled heron turned on the mallard and her brood

    A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
  23. Mallard hen would have none of that stuff from the heron

    Mallard hen would have none of that stuff from the heron

    A confrontation between a young great blue heron and a mallard hen
  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    This large heron was attempting to find something solid to land on but kept sinking through the weed.
  25. Blue Boy

    Blue Boy

    This fella was stalking something in the grass as I walked up.
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