This afternoon, a great blue heron launched himself up out of the reeds in the salt marsh, no doubt on his way to chase off some other bird that he didn’t like.
He also had a few choice comments on his way out which is typical for these guys. They often seem compelled to loudly announce their comings and goings.
What stunning shots, Phil! You capture the moment perfectly!
Well I appreciate that very much thank you!
Beautiful colors, sharp images of these incredible birds that you are very lucky to enjoy, photograph and see how beautiful nature can be.
I’m always happy to see these guys out there, they really are fun birds! 🙂
Great movement in these. I love him against that background! He’s long like the reeds (?) are tall.
He does get long when he stretches out like that and those reeds provide a nice wind break when temps are cold like now.
Foto che tolgono il fiato, bellissime Phil
Grazie Pat! Glad you like the heron. 🙂
He certainly looks like he means business. Great captures, Phil. 🙂
He did mean business, I’m just not sure what the business was. 🙂 You never know with these guys.
Loving your photos as always – and I never realized how gorgeous a blue heron is up close. Naturally, it seems as if this bird knows how gorgeous he is and owns it. Just like a gray fur ball I know.
Oh I think these birds are very self impressed with both their appearance and overall status in life. Which as you say reminds us of who… 🙂
When you look as beautiful as this, you would want to announce it to the world!
I firmly believe that’s just what they believe! 🙂 Well good for them.
I always laugh when one ‘launches’ and screams out, I figure (s)he’s telling me off entering their space, lol. I always holler back, “sorry”! 🙂
I try to calm them down and tell them they don’t really have to get all loud and agitated, but they rarely listen to me. 🙂
Just like some people I know! 😉
I know just what you mean.
You have an uncanny ability to make the heron stand out from the background!