Great Blue Heron Taking Flight - Click To Enlarge

Great Blue Heron Taking Flight

As this Heron took flight, away from my location, I thought it would end like most of the others.  A perfect shot of ‘Bird Butt’. Not so.

The series below was captured because the entire flight was about 30 yards. I guess he was looking for a better fishing spot. Great, since I caught the take off and landing. Never had that happen before.

First the take off…

Great Blue Heron Taking Flight - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Flight – Click To Enlarge

Now getting distance…

Great Blue Heron Taking Flight - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Flight – Click To Enlarge

Planning the landing…

Great Blue Heron Taking Flight - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Flight – Click To Enlarge

Touch down…

Great Blue Heron Taking Flight - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Taking Flight – Click To Enlarge

In hind sight he might have been able to jump that far.

4 thoughts on “Great Blue Heron Taking Flight”

    1. Thanks. If the heron had flown a little further I might have missed most of it. This time luck was with me.

  1. Amazing photos. There’s a great blue heron that lives much of the year in the pond next to my walking path. It returns year after year and has endeared the species to me. I can’t believe you got these shots!

    1. I helps to live in the South Carolina USA Lowcountry. Coastal marshes and swamps. if you should dig around the web site you will see I have plenty of practice.

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