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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ABC Wednesday: H is for Heron

Great blue heron with his head held high. All the herons in this post are great blues but I won't keep repeating the G part since this is an H post.
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High stepping heron hunched over.
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Herons look so much smaller when their heads are lower on curved necks.
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I heard the heron hiss before I saw it where it was partially hidden.
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This heron was hunting fish from a fish feeding station intended to help encourage a larger fish population.
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Have you ever heard the saying: if you feed the birds you feed the birds. The meaning being that by feeding prey birds you encourage predators like hawks. This is a case of: If you feed the fish you feed the herons.
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These shots of the great blue herons are a mix of ones I've taken at several lakes over the past few years.
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31 comments:

Riet said...

what a beautiful series of photo's. The heron is such an elegant bird.

Mar said...

Love herons, and your great pictures here, Carver!

H is for...

photowannabe said...

They are such regal, interesting birds.
Great captures.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of Heron.

Meryl said...

I love watching Herons - especially when they're walking and fishing...so graceful!

Leslie: said...

We have hordes (spelling???) of herons where I live! One of my favourite birds to photograph.

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

HANDSOME creatures.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful bird shots!

Penelope Postcards said...

Depending on the positions of the neck, this bird takes on many personas. Proud, hunched or lurching forward towards the next meal, it is a magnificent sight in the wild!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great collection of great blues! (I forgot this was an "H" post ;>)....)

All herons look like entirely different birds when they have their necks extended instead of shortened (or whatever that words is I want).

Thanks for collecting and sharing!

DeniseinVA said...

A lovely study of herons Carver.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this beautiful series of herons . It is such an interesting and beautiful bird. We have a lot of them here in the polder.
Have a great week!
Wil, ABC Team.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the great blues..nice series

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning profiles of the heron! So love the close up of the heron standing in the water water his head turned sideways! Just beautiful!

Photo Cache said...

great shots. you seem to have gone real close to the bird.

ewok

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Outstanding images!, We get blue heron from time to time early mornings in our, or next door neighbors yard, and sometimes see them wing there way home at sunset, always a treat to see them.

Hazel said...

Look at those legs! They're like upright iron grill. Lovely images.

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful shots. Admiring birds is giving much joy. I am greeting

Shooting Parrots said...

Herons are not so good for our neighbour who keeps carp in his pond!

eJoops said...

That's a beautiful heron!

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Have a great Wednesday

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Perfect ~ H for Heron ~ Photography is beyond words ~ beautiful! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Cezar and Léia said...

I think Herons are very gorgeous birds!Wonderful images!
Léia

J.Rye said...

Beautiful birds.

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Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful series, the heron is such an elegant looking bird.

chubskulit said...

Great shots of heron.

Hands
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Bubbling Arroyo said...

Wonderful collection.

EG CameraGirl said...

You've captured so many personalities of herons in these photos!

Andy David said...

Well, they are good looking birds that seems to like their pictures taken (smile). Thanks for sharing.

Paula Scott said...

That last shot is breathtaking! What a treat to see all these images (we have them here for the winter too).

Une Angevine said...

il est curieux aussi et il se tient d'une élégance

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I think I should start a heron only site! Looks like its a popular bird this week!

Thanks for visiting WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

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