Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heron in a Tree, Sptember 28, 2016

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 23, 2016
Great Blue Herons, Ardea Herodias, are the largest North American Heron. Those farthest north migrate south for the Winter, but as long as their favorite fishing places do not freeze over they may choose to stay in the same place all year. They usually nest in trees or bushes near bodies of water.

Getting these photos was a case of being in the right place at the right time. We had just finished eating lunch at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant and stepped outside onto the balcony to enjoy the view of the lake. I am sorry I did not get a photo as it flew by right in front of us, but when it lit in a near-by tree exactly at eye level, I was able to get several good photos.

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21 comments:

  1. You were really lucky to be able to do such a wonderful shot !

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  2. You sure make a number of Heron sightings...lucky you!

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  3. Great captures of the Heron! Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  4. Hello Lea!:) What fantastic captures!:) I only see small birds here, ...you are so lucky to see the Great Blue Heron where you live.

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  5. Wow terrific shots of the heron. I used to see them all the time when I walked around a lake where I used to live.

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  6. What a lovely creature! I enjoyed the photos. Thank you for your visit to my Wildflower Wednesday post.

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  7. Brilliant photos! So much is due to good luck but also to a good eye and fast reflexes for taking those shots. You have all three it seems.

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  8. Wonderful pictures of the heron.

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  9. Hello, awesome shots of the GB Heron! Great timing for the heron to land in front of you. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Wow - incredible photos of the heron! Well done!

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  11. For a long time we haven't seen the heron that used to come by our cabin. Maybe it's a seasonal visitation. - Margy

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  12. ...and it looks to be digesting its lunch also. Exceptional photos today Lea.

    Sharing this post was much appreciated for us birders this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'....for that, I thank you.

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  13. They really are wonderful photos and you had such good light and contrast! It's fun to spot something like that close by!

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  14. Great shots! Nice of that heron to pose there for you, they usually fly away from me.
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  15. Nice bird - I awakes think I have seen 'something' when I see a heron.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. Beratiful shots of the Great Blue Heron!

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  17. Gorgeous captures of this amazing heron!

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