Saturday, June 12, 2010

Green Heron and Turtles

Sights seen during one of our walks along the C&O Canal. The Green Heron is a regular sighting for us during our walks. The turtles on this day were all out and enjoy the sun I guess. I do not think I have ever seen this many turtles before. Pretty cool sight.







There had to be at least a hundred turtles on the downed tree. 100 might be an exaggeration. But there were some tiny ones that did not show up on the photo.



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29 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The turtles are sitting side by side listening to lecture.

eileeninmd said...

That's funny, Rainfield! I wonder which one is giving the lecture.

Indrani said...

Love the lights in the heron shots. Beautiful captures all.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great photos, the Green Heron is so skilled at hiding, so good capture.

Jo said...

Excellent photos, Eileen. I love the turtles on the long log. I checked up in my comprehensive bird book (Birds of Africa south of the Sahara)and your green heron looks like our green-backed heron. Thanks for a LOVELY post. Have a wonderful weekend.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: I'm officially jealous. The Green Heron is not co-operative at the lake and all those turtles. Neat critter captures.

EG Wow said...

Neat photos. I've heard that green herons can be found here too...but I haven't seen one yet, let alone taken a photo of one.

Carletta said...

Love the herons but that many turtles on one log -amazing!

jen said...

I am so jealous of your green heron! Great pictures.

chubskulit said...

Oh my gosh, that's a lotta turtle!

Butterfly

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Green Heron is a good looking bird,but oh my,those turtles.That is amazing.
BLessings,Ruth

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, I never seen that many turtles in one place. Great shots:)

dAwN said...

Great lighting..nice photos.
thats allot of turtles!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Turtle line is amazing!

siromade08 said...

It would be nice to see many turles crawling everywhere. The heron is gorgeous sitting on the branch, very serious.love your photos.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Pretty awesome pictures Eileen. Love those turtles. I call them "life savers".

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Our kind of place! Great pictures. When we were walking in "our" swamp yesterday, a sign told us that the green stuff covering the ponds (like you show here) is called "frog bit". Everywhere else we've ever been, it was called duckweed. Whatever it's called, it makes a great place for birds, turtles and frogs. (and occasional alligators, probably not where you are though ;>)

mick said...

Great photos of both the heron and the turtles. That is sure a lot of turtles all together.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Now I have never seen that many turtles..expecially like this! OK..how come you didn't wade in so you could catch a macro?!! lol))..I'm sure they would of held still long enough!! Neat photos and post Eileen..hope you have a wonderful afternoon-

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The heron, what a wonderful find. It's beautiful.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Great picture of the green heron. I would have been so excited to see that many turtles all at once.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my goodness, I have never seen that many turtles in one place before either. That is amazing. It would be wonderful to see herons on a regular basis, they are a rare treat here.

jabblog said...

Amazing to see all those turtles sunning themselves. I bet the heron didn't know where to start ;-)

Elaine said...

I don't think one more turtle could feet on that tree. It must be a bit of musical chairs when they are all trying to climb up on it. What an amazing photo!

Michael said...

That is a great find with the turtles.Nice pictures.

cat said...

I have never seen anything like the turtle photo before. What an amazing sight and a great shot by you.
The heron shots are awesome too :)

Bob Kaufman said...

Very nice photos of the Green Heron. Those turtles on a log are a hoot!

NatureFootstep said...

I like the heron, but the treetrunk full of turtles is amazing :)

Halcyon said...

I love the herons. They are one of my favorite birds.

We have turtles like that around here too. It's funny b/c sometimes you will see them pushing each other off the log to get a spot up there.