“Hey…That’s MY Routine!”
One day last week I noticed this great blue heron standing in the reeds at the edge of the salt marsh and I could tell from his body posture he was up to something. Sure enough, out came the wings forming what appears to be a collection dish shape in what we call the ‘flashing’ pose.
From what I understand, it is a method some birds will use to thermoregulate their body temperature.
But a short time later when a wood stork landed nearby and started to strike a similar pose, the GBH got all upset and vocal while letting Woody know that he was copying the whole routine!
That is SO funny! He is flashing!
He is a funny guy! The Flasher! Ha!
What a pair of posers! They’re hilarious. Glad you were there to capture the show, Phil. 😀
Thanks Sylvia, they do help keep things interesting out there!
The heron does look angry – get out of my territory! Is it my imagination or do we get more and more wood storks there as time goes on?
That heron does look hacked off for sure!
It took longer then usual, but it’s possible we can end up with close to 200 wood storks.
LOL…he’s quite the show-off. Great shots.
Yes and right out in the open too! Funny Guy! 🙂
Magnifiche come sempre le tue foto Phil
Grazie Pat, Glad you like these!
Awesome serie! They show up properly!
Thank you Hans, I’m glad you enjoyed seeing these guys!
Or perhaps GBH is mad because the stork is stealing the scene.
Oh I think that could be it! The GBH was the only game in town until… 🙂
It does look like opening the raincoat and flashing! 🙂 Great photos, and I love how Mr. GBH is vocal about it.
He does look like a raincoat opener! This GBH is a loudmouth. He is the one that will come over whenever an alligator is feeding in the area and loudly complain. He won’t leave, he will just stand there and complain.
I don’t know why, but that makes me laugh. The idea of it. It is so funny to see the personalities displayed by wild creatures!
Oh it’s hysterical! We have seen him do it several times and we know it’s the same one. He just stands there in one spot glaring at the gator and sqwacking continuously. But he won’t leave, and he certainly could leave, he can fly and go anywhere but he insists on giving the gator a hard time. Naturally the alligator could not care less and just ignores the heron which probably makes him madder.
Thanks for checking these out!
Very awesome captures!
I’m very happy you enjoyed these GBH photos, thank you!
I like your flashers 😀
They do make some pair out there don’t they?!? 🙂
Ha ha ha, fun photos! Great captures, surely. 🙂
Thank you very much, glad to hear you enjoyed these photos!
What a hoot! I love the characters of your marsh – they’re such a conglomeration of divas & superstars. I guess the “15-minute” fame is all too real on this stage. Oh! Wait till Mr. A, the angry spoonie and Radar get in on the scene…
Oh that would be the ultimate trio! Especially with adding in Radar! He already thinks he is king of the marsh but I guess these all do! They could sell tickets for some of these performances! 🙂
Haha, verry funny, but great photo’s.
We were laughing out there watching this guy, it’s always funny to see them do a new routine! 🙂