Category Archives: Heron

Over The Swamp Water

It’s hard to get a decent photograph of both a large bird and the surrounding area in a swamp. This Great Blue picked the only spot that had an open view behind.

Over The Swamp Water
Over The Swamp Water

The Heron gave a Hollywood pose and left some open water.

Over The Swamp Water
Over The Swamp Water

Even captured Spanish Moss on a Cypress.

Over The Swamp Water
Over The Swamp Water

Wonder how many years I will wait for another shot here.

Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden

Fun shots of a chance encounter. These were taken while passing through a plantation garden on our way back from a marsh.

Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden
Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden

These small Herons are fast and I caught just one shot since he came right at me. The white bridge in the background crosses a small pond stream.

Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden
Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden

And where did he go? Not out to the marshes where expected.

An old statue in the reeds, perfect high spot for a Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

 

 

Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron

Right now the swamps are still filled with the Egrets.

However the resident bird that has the attitude, and owns a swamp is the Great Blue.

Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron
Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron

Swagger and confidence, they have both.

Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron
Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron

This series is of a Heron making his entrance with that big slow flight.

Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron
Star Of The Swamps, Great Blue Heron

I call this the ‘Grand Entrance’.

Great Blue By A Rookery

My guess is the bird came back out of habit. All the Heron nests are gone now. Yet there he was sitting exactly where mating birds will rest.

Great Blue By A Rookery
Great Blue By A Rookery

Oh, and not a young bird either. The long chest feathers show this to be a full adult.

Great Blue By A Rookery
Great Blue By A Rookery

I was glad to see him still here. Maybe he will stay long term like a few of the smaller Herons have.

Little Blue In Wetlands

These smaller Herons are nesting not far from here. It’s a good place to stop for a few shots of something other than a white bird.

Little Blue In Wetlands
Little Blue In Wetlands

The Egrets take over here now, even my little buddy the half grown spotted Heron has moved down the road for now. This makes getting photographs of the other locals a bit more work.