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great blue heron

  1. 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...
  2. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  3. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  4. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Taken at Corkscrew Swamp.
  5. 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.
  6. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  7. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

    Side of lake struggling with the heat
  8. Courting GBH style...

    Courting GBH style...

    While some nests have already begun at wakodahatchee wetlands, many are still looking for a partner. The male was displaying on a pond apple when a female flew in for a look. judging from the reaction, a new nest may begin soon.
  9. 7M7A6969A

    7M7A6969A

    GBH in full breeding plumage.
  10. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  11. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  12. Same Bird Underside for Delia

    Same Bird Underside for Delia

    Just realized I have an image of the same bird landing. I tried again to PM but it said my quota was full.
  13. For Delia...

    For Delia...

    Sorry for the delay on my answer as I have been wonderfully occupied with the only passion greater than birding. That would be hosting all 5 children and all 5 grandchildren for the USA Thanksgiving holidays. If I am looking in correct place, the opus has two breeding adults on nest.My image is...
  14. Way too close

    Way too close

    I hadn't realized this Heron was under me as I was looking out over the water and all of a sudden it rose up. Can't believe I was quick enough to snatch a photo.
  15. great blue heron

    great blue heron

  16. Breeding Beauty

    Breeding Beauty

    This beauty almost seemed to pose to show off those breeding colors.
  17. Pairing Off...

    Pairing Off...

    I know, no nests or eggs yet so I hope this is OK. But these beauties are beginning the pairing rituals. At wakodahatchee they nest on the pond apple islands away from the allowed boardwalks. The islands are surrounded by water with some rather big and toothy reptiles. The birds know this keeps...
  18. Sunrise in the Lagoon...

    Sunrise in the Lagoon...

    Basking in the morning sun.
  19. Coming into Colors...

    Coming into Colors...

    These beauties continue to work on their breeding finery as nesting will begin soon.
  20. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  21. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  22. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  23. Coming in for a Landing

    Coming in for a Landing

  24. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

  25. Great Blue Heron

    Great Blue Heron

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