The great blue heron has been spotted at many places we visit … down by the bay, the pond, out west, and in wetlands. It was a challenge choosing some of my favourites to share today.
This heron is a large wading bird, in fact it is the largest heron in Canada
You can’t see me, I’m hiding in the shrubs at the pond.
At Whiffen Spit, BC, the heron sits on a log perch looking out over the water.
The herons love to preen themselves and take on some amazing poses while doing it.
They appear to be blue-grey colour with a black stripe by their eye.
Down by the bay is a favourite spot to see them, in the rushes, at the water edge, and in the turtle pond.
How do they keep their balance? I certainly can’t stand as still as they do for such a long period of time. Almost like a statue, don’t you think?
The move slowly and always look intently at the water, just waiting for a tasty snack. When they do spot something they move very quickly.
While visiting the Albert Head Lagoon in BC, we spotted this great blue heron wading along the shore hoping to catch some fish for lunch.
At Zwick’s Park this heron was captured in flight. What a huge wing span.
Nature never fails to amaze me. Here are some of my other heron photos.
Hello, I enjoyed seeing all your favorite Heron photos. They are one of my favorite birds. It is hard to pick a favorite though, I love them all.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, thank so much for your visit and comment.
I can never resist photographing them, even though I already have folders full of images :) Have a lovely weekend.
No wonder you had trouble deciding which ones to post…..great photographs and a magnificent bird!
Loved all your green photos, my favourite colour. It sure was hard to choose photos for this week, love taking heron photos no matter how many I have. Enjoy the day.
…rarely do I get the opportunity to photograph heron up close like this. They are always so far away and my lens just isn’t lone enough. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images.
I’m fortunate to have a Nikon P900 with a powerful zoom of 83x and it gets right up close. Thanks for stopping by.
Some great images of Great Blue Heron engaged in various activities. Always a great bird to see and one with which even the casual observer is familiar.
My goodness Linda, these are gorgeous photos of great Blue Herons
The one of the Heron opening it Wings for flight was amazing. I have never seen one in flight to realize how large their wings are.
Thank you for sharing these photos.
You captured some beautiful heron images. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Wonderful pictures. These are magnificent birds.
Exceptional and magnificent series!! Love them all but the close-up images are so perfect!
Happy weekend, and you linking with us at I’d Rather B Birdin’ is appreciated. Thanks.
My favourite bird!
I never tire of seeing this beautiful bird and you captured all of the behaviors that are so interesting, as well as the great closeup portraits. I always think of the GBH as the epitome of patience….the way they can stand perfectly still for so long and then dart quickly for their prey, as you say. Lovely post.