Category Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife Photography

Working Through The Swamp, Heron

As the Herons gather more nesting material they start to forage further from the rookery. It doesn’t take long for all the easy sticks to be taken.

These are big birds, yet they fly between and around trees and grasses with little problem.

Working Through The Swamp, Heron - click to enlarge
Working Through The Swamp, Heron – click to enlarge

This is just about the perfect time of year to photograph Great Blue Herons in flight. Some afternoons they are non stop.

Waiting For My Princess, Heron

If the males arrive in a rookery too early there is a lot of waiting, and called, and waiting again.

Waiting For My Princess, Heron - click to enlarge
Waiting For My Princess, Heron – click to enlarge

If the weather suddenly gets cold females don’t feel the need to hurry.

Waiting For My Princess, Heron - click to enlarge
Waiting For My Princess, Heron – click to enlarge

Boys being boys they don’t get it. If my call doesn’t work, I’ll call louder.

Waiting For My Princess, Heron - click to enlarge
Waiting For My Princess, Heron – click to enlarge

Still nothing…

Looking Over A Swamp, Heron

There is a spot in this swamp that Great Blue Herons can sit, gather nesting material, or just hide.

When here they can be missed since your attention is suddenly focused on the open water and rookery area in front of you.

Looking Over A Swamp, Heron - click to enlarge
Looking Over A Swamp, Heron – click to enlarge

The photographs there are best shot a little wide (for me a lot wide at times) to capture the thick trees, colors, and moss.