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Sharing Space

I made a joke about sharing space with a Great Blue, how big they were, and their sharp bill, in a recently article.

Well here is real sharing space.

Sharing Space
Sharing Space

This Heron flew down from a nest and I must have been blocked from view by a tree. I was too close to focus and stepped back for these. Of course he saw me but by then he was focused on a prize stick.

Sharing Space
Sharing Space
Sharing Space
Sharing Space

Got it!

Sharing Space
Sharing Space

Actually there were several so he came back a few times.

 

 

Late And He Is Not Back

The Great Blue Heron is unique in that they are very expressive in their actions.

In this photograph the male flew off and did not return right away. The female has been guarding the nest all day and by now is hungry.

Late And He Is Not Back
Late And He Is Not Back

She is not happy and stood waiting and watching in the direction he left.

He did return later. But from a different direction. We were both surprised, and I missed the shot.

Attention Everyone !!!

When you see (or hear)  this get ready.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

This means there’s a good chance they will all scatter. It’s the warning.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

The sound is like a long dry cough, not at all what you would expect.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

Above you can see all the Spoonbill stopped feeding and are alert.

Attention Everyone !!!
Attention Everyone !!!

Of course like any group around food they can also ignore the one calling.

The morning I shot these I don’t think a single bird flew off after an alert. Guess I’m not that scary LOL.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits

Phoebes like to stay along the edge of a swamp here.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits
Eastern Phoebe Portraits

They are a true creature of habit. If you watch them they will drop down over the water, swoop up and move between two different perches.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits
Eastern Phoebe Portraits

Find a good spot by one of the perches and wait. There’s a good chance you can get multiple shots.

Eastern Phoebe Portraits
Eastern Phoebe Portraits