Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Watery Wednesday

You can find other 'watery' photos by clicking on the icon below. Thank you 2sweetnsaxy of Eyes Mind Heart for hosting Watery Wednesday.

I found this graceful Great Blue Heron on my last trip to Florida. This wading bird is the largest North American Heron, with a head-to-tail length of 36-55 inches (91-140 cm), a wingspan of 66-79 inches (167-201 cm), and a weight of 4.4-8 lbs. (2-3.6 kg).


22 comments:

Pearl said...

I just found your blog, and I love the pictures. I think the blue heron is such a gorgeous bird. I am heading to Florida for a few days before too long, and I hope I get to see one. One year I saw a mama with a baby.

I liked the deer, too.

I hope you won't mind if I write a blog some time that shows the link to your site so I can share these great pictures with my readers.

I just put up a posting about the herb sage that you might like. (just click on my name about this posting if you have the time)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Oh, and I think Devonshire is absolutely beautiful (and has the nicest people). You must miss it.

Pearl

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great bird, isn't it? You captured it really well. I like the first one where it looks all ruffled. :-)

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

The second shot is magnificent. What a photo! Happy Watery Weds!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I do like Herons Denise and these are some lovely photos. We have quite a few around here as we have lots of rhines (pronounced reens) which are ditches, beside the fields, to help with drainage.
Before we moved to this house we had fish in our garden pond and a heron used to fly in to help himself!

A x

The Right Blue said...

They are truly magnificent birds, and your photos have captured them well.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how the feathers fall so gracefully from the back of this blue heron! Beautiful shots!

Carletta said...

So pretty and fluffy-like in the first one. A different kind of blue heron shot from what one normally sees.
Really great shots!

Webradio said...

These birds are "great"...
You have good shots about them...

Have a good day !

Bernie Krausse said...

Nice closeup of the Great Blue Heron. Looks like you were able to watch it fish for a while. They are great teachers of patience and stealth.

Tina said...

i dont think i have ever saw a bird like that before. lovely close up pics you took

The Birdlady said...

I love him with his feathers all fluffed.

Darla said...

Wonderful and I love the ripples in the water.

Leora said...

These herons have personality. I love looking at the water around them.

Leedra said...

Great shots of the Great Blue Heron.

Naturegirl said...

The images of the Blue Heron stunning!

Deborah Godin said...

Reallu nice nature shots, love lthe heron and the ripples - very meditative!

Eve said...

Beautiful heron shots Denise and lovely deer below!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photo as usual Denise,

Gill

michael bird said...

Wow! Tks for the beautiful photos of the heron and the stats. The 'wow' is for the size of the bird, much bigger than the ones we have in our back yard.

Mary said...

Great shots of the heron! Wonderful!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fabulous photos of the blue heron!!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

We call them charismatic mega fauna in the Everglades. I lose my eye for the smaller birds they are so big.