Salt Marsh Slalom Flight Event
This great blue heron expertly navigates his way through the dry reeds during the final round of the Flight Slalom event at the salt marsh.
If his time holds up, he will be the first blue heron to win the Gold (Fish) in an event where the smaller, lighter, terns and hawks usually dominate!
Thanks for looking and I’m glad you liked this shot.
Lovely action shot Phil.
I’m happy you enjoyed this flight shot Jan.
I’m so enjoying your Salt Marsh Olympic events, Phil. The GBH has to be a sure-fire contender for gold. 🙂
The GBHs are really dominating this year, and of course they are not the most modest of birds. Being loud mouths, they generally feel compelled to let the whole world know about their every triumph.
Looks like we have to wait until the summer Olympics for the alligator events though.
I can hardly contain my excitement, Phil. Gladiator alligator trials should be real edge of the seat stuff. 😀
Oh and the TV ratings go through the roof for the gator events!!
Here’s one scene from the last Olympics, it was a real tail, uh I mean nail biter!
This beautiful shot is definitely worth a gold!
Thanks Maggie! This boy likes his chances and so do I!
It looks like he is determined to win 🙂 What a cool idea to associate your awesome captures with the Olympics, Phil!
I’m glad you enjoy seeing the various marsh events Amy!
Un vero atleta, wowwww
Splendido scatto Phil
Grazie Pat! I’m happy you like the photo! 🙂
He gets them by a head every time. Judging might be fixed if he does not take the gold.
I have my suspicions about the egret judges. I suppose they could be just a little biased especially since the blue herons sometimes take their fish. 😀
Perhaps you’ve been watching a bit too much Sochi? Great shot, though! 😀
I think the birds are getting carried away with all the attention they have been getting. Once the TV trucks arrived everybody starts acting like a superstar.
The alligators are the worst during the summer events. 🙂
It just amazes me how they can navigate through obstacles like they do. Or perhaps to them they aren’t obstacles. In any event, this is an especially beautiful shot. We’ve warmed up, and there are more birds around than I realized. Everyone’s enjoying the weather, and even the non-competitors are out and about!
These guys sure know what they are doing out there, and I am continually amazed at some of the tight spots they work themselves in and out of.
Glad things are improving on your end! 🙂
He looks fast! Just curious why he would be going after goldfish:)
They can zip along pretty well when they put their mind to it.
I never fail to be amazed at some of the things these birds will attempt to eat, including the winning gold fish medal!
I’m struck by so many of the textures and colors in your shots. He fits in so nicely, even if it is space usually used by smaller birds. Beautiful!
He does do a nice job fitting into and flying around tight spaces.
Glad you enjoyed this GBH pic!
more of those landscape qualities that I like Phil
I’m happy you enjoyed this Scott, thank you.
Stunning… that’s the right word for this pic
Well I appreciate that very much thanks!
A golden beak finding its way through golden grass 🙂 He looks like a winner!
He does indeed look like a winner, thanks a million Paula!