Saturday, December 12, 2015

Great Blue Herons, December 12, 2015

I'd Rather B Birdin', The Barn Collective, Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, and
Saturday Silhouettes

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, December 7, 2015

If you visit my blog often, you already know that the Great Blue Herons are my favorite birds (until the Hummingbirds return in the Spring!).

I set my camera for continuous shooting whenever I am photographing birds. I get a lot of duplicate photos, but occasionally I get an action series like this.


I think this is a female Great Blue Heron; the males are already putting on their breeding plumage.

The Barn Collective, Camera Critters, and Saturday's Critters
Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA, December 7, 2015

I had noticed this well-kept farm before, but we were always in a hurry to get somewhere. Then this past Monday we had extra time and no traffic on the road, so I was able to stop and get a photo.

There are several donkeys in the pasture with the cows to raise the alarm if coyotes come near. I have no personal experience with donkeys, but people say donkeys bray loud enough to scare predators away, and will kick like the devil if they get within range.

Saturday Silhouettes
Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA, November 25, 2015
Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Pinta and the Nina, made a stop at Mid-Way Marina on their way to the Gulf Coast.
"I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by."

John Edward Masefield, English poet and Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death in 1967.

Hope you are having a wonderful week-end!

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  1. Hello, great images for all the memes. The Heron is beautifully captured. I love the sweet donkey. And great silhouette photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Nice post lea! I like that silhouette of the ship. Yours is the last blog I'm reading this morning; time to walk the dog!

  3. Lovely captures of the heron. I didn't know donkeys do that, they look so sweet. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Wonderful shots of that Great Blue Heron, stepping with a purpose.

  5. Lea thanks for sharing your barn this week. You can tell that it's a southern barn by the long flat roof...a heavy snow would do it in. I hope that you will return again.

  6. Love the series of the GBH, and that silhouette shot is nice. I like that barn, too.

  7. I had to call Bud in to view the ship photo...fabulous. He's a Navy man at heart and I knew he would enjoy this.

    Loved the cute donkey of course, and the heron images are absolutely outstanding!!!

    Thanks for sharing the link to this post for the weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

    1. Hello Anni
      Thanks for your kind comments. I posted more of the ship photos on December 8. Hope Bud enjoys them as well.

  8. Your continuous setting really worked well in showing the heron moving over the rocks Lea. I know that donkeys are are loud but I'd not heard of them being guardian angels until now.

  9. Great shots of this impressive bird!

  10. Excellent shots of the Heron. Beautiful wings.
    Look at all the hay in the hay barn. Nice.

  11. I especially love the shots of the heron!

  12. Gorgeous striding heron! Love the little donkey too!

  13. Great post with some really lovely photos!
    Thanks for joining us at Saturday Silhouettes.


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