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great blue heron

  1. Blue

    Blue

    And here's his big cousin, the Great Blue.
  2. 20-20-20-20-20

    20-20-20-20-20

    Perfect scores for this Telemark landing, although he gets disqualified after for having forgotten his skis at the top of the jump ;)
  3. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  4. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    I'm not sure where this was take, so lets say SW Florida.
  5. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  6. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron
  7. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    A well needed rest for this great fisherman.
  8. 2 - Cousin Blue also takes a stab at one

    2 - Cousin Blue also takes a stab at one

    with a somewhat different technique, slapping his whole neck down hard while spreading his wings for balance.
  9. 3 - Harrumph!

    3 - Harrumph!

    Cousin Blue also came up empty this time, and was not happy about me catching his failure on camera ;)
  10. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  11. In Deep Thought

    In Deep Thought

    ;) ;)
  12. Itchy chin

    Itchy chin

    This heron spent some time preening while waiting for the tide to come back in.
  13. Is this thing edible?

    Is this thing edible?

    I watched as this heron first grabbed something out of the water, then repeatedly dropped it and picked it up again, turned around and repeated, as if it was unsure whether to eat it or not. Departed with whatever it is so don't know the final decision. A different, though not clear, photo...
  14. A mouthful...

    A mouthful...

    Great blue heron
  15. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    There's a white morph of this species but I've yet to see it.
  16. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  17. Do shoulder epaulets indicate Heron rank?

    Do shoulder epaulets indicate Heron rank?

    This Heron appeared darker than most of the Heron's I've seen. The "shoulder" markings were somewhat different and more vivid too.
  18. Great Blue yonder

    Great Blue yonder

  19. The creek was still flowing

    The creek was still flowing

    which is unusual for California's central valley at the end of summer. That makes Putah Creek a refreshing, relatively cool, shady spot, which lots of people enjoy visiting. And for those who actually do like the valley heat, some of the picnic areas are in more open, grassy areas up on the bank...
  20. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  21. Mother's rest...

    Mother's rest...

    This nesting mother had just finished her nightly duty of feeding her two, big as her, chicks. She flew off to a solitary tree branch to take in the sunset and afforded this view. Hope this doesn't break the rule. She is a nesting bird, but not on the nest and far away. I happened to have 800mm...
  22. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  23. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Taken at Corkscrew Swamp.
  25. First Light...

    First Light...

    I was in the everglades this morning. Just as the sun peeked over the trees, this friend took it in with me.
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