Tag Archives: Nature

In A Rookery, Herons

A Great Blue Heron returning to the nest. It was the end of the day.

In A Rookery, Herons
In A Rookery, Herons

The sun goes down behind the trees off to our right in most places this time of year.

In A Rookery, Herons
In A Rookery, Herons

When the sun finally shifts mid spring light will be better.

However, that’s about the time the trees leaf out hiding many of the nests.

In A Rookery, Herons
In A Rookery, Herons

No matter what, this is really quite a show.

The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue

You know the shot was right when you see the dripping water.

The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue
The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue

The distance on these shots was pretty good to get details.

The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue
The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue
The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue
The Feet Are Always Wet, Great Blue

The Herons usually follow the same path each time they leave the nest. In this case I planted myself at a spot I though was about right.

It was. But then the next time he left the nest… totally different direction.

Of course he did.

Dancing Fools

Hooded Merganser males, trying to impress a lady.

Dancing Fools
Dancing Fools
Dancing Fools
Dancing Fools

Bobbing heads and a little twirling .

Dancing Fools
Dancing Fools

She may have looked, but i would say she really could not care any less.

Dancing Fools
Dancing Fools

I never get close to them and was happy to get these, and a few other, shots.  I left my long lens in the car, and of course didn’t go back to get it.