Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great Blue Heron, August 23, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
G is for Great Blue Heron

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, July 2, 2017
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, are long-legged wading birds whose range stretches from Canada south across the United States to the Central American countries. They may be seen anywhere there is sufficient water for fish, their primary food source.

Great Blue Herons are a bird photographer's easiest subject. They are large, and stand still for longer periods of time than most other birds. I found this one wading in a ditch near a small pond. It paused every few steps to peer into the water.

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, July 10, 2017
And sometimes you can find Great Blue Herons perched in trees!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. ...Lea, you have some wonderful shots here.

  2. Hello, wonderful series of Great Blue Heron photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  3. Wonderful photo's of a wonderful bird, I see them almost daily in our garden on the roof of the shed... looking on our pond, they never steel a fish though

    Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Awesome photos of the Great Blue Heron ~ great post for G ^_^


  5. Great shot. Love those statuesque birds!

  6. It is nice that they stay still to pose for so long! ;-)

  7. I think they are so beautiful.

  8. Gosh, they're beautiful creatures.

  9. Wonderful captures! They are amazing birds. We have roosts of them up at the cottage that we see when we canoe along the lake. They do seem very regal.

  10. What beautiful photos of amazing birds! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Very nice series of Great Blue Herons!


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