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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Herons

We see a lot of herons in this area - there are several rookeries and lots of ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and of course, the ocean that provide food for the herons.  Today's photos are all herons - mostly close-ups that I've gathered while on our rides through the countryside.

Ruffled feathers on a windy day
Unruffled
Hiding among the greenery
Puffed up on a chilly day
Diving near the shore - lunch time
In an orchard - hurrying to get away
No one can see me down here
Even on a barn roof

In the swamp
On the beach
Thanks for stopping by



12 comments:

marshaleith said...

what a great collection....super photos of the herons in assorted states of ruffledness(if that is a word!)

Rose said...

These are wonderful shots...so many of them, too!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice pics of the Heron. You must have been sneaky. I love the fine feathers on their chest.
MB

The Furry Gnome said...

You see a lot of Herons!

Mary said...

Beautiful pix of beautiful birds JoAnn, thank you for sharing.
Mary -

Kay said...

Amazing, beautiful birds! Nice shots!

Neil said...

Great shots.

helena said...

fabulous captures and what a treat to have so many herons near by

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great collection of Heron photos. They are always a beautiful bird to see. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Powell River Books said...

We often see herons along the grassy shoulder of Highway 99 on the way to and from Vancouver. There are moist areas and small creeks along the way that they must use for fishing and hunting food. - Margy

Julie Fukuda said...

I especially liked the last picture. we have Black-Crowned Night Herons here and they are a lot smaller. During the day they are often nestled in the tree branches.

Crafty Green Poet said...

great photos, capturing the heron in many moods....