Strutting His Stuff
Earlier this week in the salt marsh, we had a great blue heron showing off for the world.
Maybe it was the bright sunshine, but the thing about blue herons is that they always think they have an audience even when they don’t.
This day was no different, we were the only ones around to potentially impress.
Although…to be fair, we were sort of impressed. 🙂
How fun to witness that performance. Thanks for capturing it for the rest of us!
This heron was really turning on the charm and giving 100% to his performance. He remained surprisingly quiet though, they are almost always yacking about something (or nothing). 🙂
So happy to see you posting your images again. the GBH is always ready to strut his stuff!
These birds don’t even need an audience to perform.
What I always find amusing is how they often feel compelled to loudly announce their arrivals and departures. As if the entire world needs to be informed.
Glad you liked the pics!
Hmm I know some people like that. Only they don’t look as good as these guys:)
I know just what you mean, and it’s often the people that would be better off being more quiet. 🙂
Thanks for looking and please excuse my lack of communication recently, I’ve had health issues that I’m still dealing with. Details hopefully forthcoming. Talk soon.
I am impressed too.
He should gather up a few friends, put an act together and sell tickets to the show. 🙂
Quite a beauty!!
He is quite a looker! 🙂
I’m very happy to see your excellent photos again! These are gorgeous.
Thanks a million, I greatly appreciate it!
If he looks like that, he has good reason to show off! Such a handsome creature – and those colours!
If he has a few friends that look that good, they could begin performances and charge admission! 🙂
Oh, I bet he was dancing and hoping for a female fly-by to see him! 😉 Great action shots!
He did seem to be showing off for someone and quite likely a lady friend!
The Mick jagger of the Bird world.
Ha! Good one! I like that and do see a resemblance! 🙂
Hey, Phil. Quite the avian ballerina/ballerino. 🙂
Hi Steve. Yup this bird has all the latest dance moves down. 🙂
#2 at first glance hard to work out what’s going on here!
I know, and I’m still not sure. 🙂
Phil, hope you won’t mind that (during your timeout) I posted a few of your pics as illustrations, duly credited of course. I never get to do the sequences! RH
Hi RH, and by all means, as always, feel free to spread my pics around whenever you want. Actually nice to know some stuff was still circulating during my year off. I’ve had health issues but hopefully I’ll be getting back out in the wild more often. See ya, Phil
I love your photography it makes me feel
Like i really want to move back south and miss all the beautiful nature down there and sea creatures, plus the weather thanks for sending me these amazing pictures ur obotogrsphy gives me the chills because its so rare to get photography esp of nature down south. Most pics I do get are from NYC Skylines, not that Im knocking it, I think NYC esp
manhattan from the sky is the most beautiful gothic place in the world or i get pics of snow, snow and more snow, which Im completly sick of, so its really a gift getting your pictures remebering yes, there is real nature there thats more beautiful and alive reminding me that nature is more beautiful than skylines Thanks Linda
Hi Linda, thank you for you pleasant and thoughtful reply. I myself lived in NYC for a time and we both lived in the northeast U.S. for years so we are well acquainted with blizzards and ice.
I enjoy not having to deal with any of that but we do have hurricane concerns which can be worse in some ways.
In any case I’m glad you enjoy seeing the local wildlife here as much as I do. Fifteen years ago I never dreamed I would be observing and photographing species such as alligators and spoonbills but here we are! It’s fun and glad you like seeing it all.