Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken - Click To Enlarge

Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken

They are very big birds, but head on so thin they are hard to see. Unless one is flying, full speed, right at you. And obviously on purpose I should add.

Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken – Click To Enlarge

So fast and thin keeping focus was very difficult. Besides I could hear him coming. Obviously I stood there taking shots, like him I had no place else to go either.

Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken – Click To Enlarge

Finally he reached to opening in the canopy and banked away.

Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron, Playing Chicken – Click To Enlarge

I knew he wanted to get down the enclosed path to the open marsh before I cut him off. But there had to be other options.

Like the rest of us have sometimes ‘it was a good idea at the time’ moment. We all have them.

 

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