Category Archives: Heron

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

When a swamp water is low all the old branches and rocks come to the surface, a perfect dry spot to sit for a while.

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water
Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

It was gray and dull when I shot these. I do find if there is time to ‘play’ with my settings I can get their natural deep colors nicely.

Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water
Little Blue Surrounded By Swamp Water

This Herons legs are very green so I assume this is the first year of adulthood. Of course a juvenile Little Blue is pure white with green legs…why wouldn’t they be.

I Let Them Come To Me

There are two schools of thought on Photographing wildlife. Wait for him, or go to them.  I prefer moving, but it can wear you down.

Here I stayed in one spot and let them parade by.

I Let Them Come To Me
I Let Them Come To Me

No surprise it was mostly White Ibis. But this one, with the transparent water, came out nice.

I Let Them Come To Me
I Let Them Come To Me

Among the others was this Tricolored Heron.  So distinctive it was simple to choose him to publish.

I Let Them Come To Me
I Let Them Come To Me

I selected only two birds for this article as I have been working a bit more on the IPad and need to be brief. While a great tool it is still not on par with a full blown PC.

Besides, the IPad hates me, changing words and letters when I’m not looking. It’s some kind of conspiracy.

 

Green Heron Over A Swamp

By leaning over the edge of the water I was able to get an open shot of this Heron. The patterns on these birds, like a Bittern, can make them blend right into their surroundings.

Green Heron Over A Swamp
Green Heron Over A Swamp

The open water as a background saved this shot, the Green Heron stands out just fine.

Green Heron Over A Swamp
Green Heron Over A Swamp

This is a favorite location for the smaller wading birds, also for photographers.

Tricolored Heron With A Treasure

Low tide is like a buffet here. Shrimp being the main course, but lots of other menu options too.

Tricolored Heron With A Treasure
Tricolored Heron With A Treasure

This was a big shrimp and I’m surprised other birds didn’t jump all over him.

Tricolored Heron With A Treasure
Tricolored Heron With A Treasure

He did walk away quickly, but not off the sand bar.

Tricolored Heron With A Treasure
Tricolored Heron With A Treasure

A few twists of the head…his to get the right angle.

Tricolored Heron With A Treasure
Tricolored Heron With A Treasure

Gone in a flash.