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Portrait, Great Blue Heron With Young

A classic portrait style image of a Great Blue Nest.

Great Blue Heron With Young - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron With Young – Click To Enlarge

We have been following this nest in particular, from the first hatching. This is the real world, in the wild, and sometimes it is not pretty. The photographs that follow in the coming days will with luck show these small birds, eat and grow to become juvenile Great Blue Herons. However, that nest may not survive, we may document sadness, and one day even find it empty.

 

Great Egret Moving To A Rookery

These images were shot across a pond where there is a small rookery of only Great Egrets. Last count there were between 12-14 nesting pairs.

Great Egret Moving To A Rookery - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret Moving To A Rookery – Click To Enlarge

There is no way to get a very clear photograph except over the pond. The nests are all within a tangle of trees and branches, and of course surrounded by water.

Great Egret Moving To A Rookery - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret Moving To A Rookery – Click To Enlarge

 

 

Red Cardinal

Small birds are just painful to photograph. They don’t sit still. There is always a shadow or branch in the way. And…you must hold up these heavy lens for an eternity to get any chance at all.

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Red Cardinal – Click To Enlarge

That said, here’s a Cardinal. It was an ‘almost’ easy shot so I took it.

Even then, after seeing my wife’s from later in the day I was tempted to delete them.

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Red Cardinal – Click To Enlarge

 

Egret And His Own Reflection

I don’t know what he was doing. Best I can tell, checking out his own reflection. Nothing was caught, no quick grabs for anything, just the tip of the beak touching the water.

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Egret And His Own Reflection – Click To Enlarge
Egret And His Own Reflection - Click To Enlarge
Egret And His Own Reflection – Click To Enlarge

Or, watching himself in the water.

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Egret And His Own Reflection – Click To Enlarge
Egret And His Own Reflection - Click To Enlarge
Egret And His Own Reflection – Click To Enlarge

Finally poking himself in the water.

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Egret And His Own Reflection – Click To Enlarge

 

Little Blue Heron Perched Up High

It occurs to me that this is the only heron I see that goes up to the top with any kind of regularity. Little Blues seem to make a habit of it.

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Little Blue Heron Perched Up High – Click To Enlarge
Little Blue Heron Perched Up High - Click To Enlarge
Little Blue Heron Perched Up High – Click To Enlarge

I have even seen them perched on light poles on piers.

Little Blue Heron Perched Up High - Click To Enlarge
Little Blue Heron Perched Up High – Click To Enlarge

In a world filled with hawks and eagles this may not be the best choice.