Thursday, July 9, 2015

Great Blue Heron fence

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing our neighborhood Great Blue Herons and some backyard skywatches. The Great Blue Heron nest is across from my neighbors house and lately some of the juveniles have been making their way down to my neighbors yard and fence.



The driveway Great Blue Heron still sitting on the fence.


A Great Blue heron fence shot.



This heron is taking a walk on the driveway.


A helicopter flying around the neighborhood. I think the reservoir police were after some partying teenagers hanging out at the lake.


This Great Blue Heron up on the nest and is not happy that it's sibling is down on the ground.


Flying over the backyard


A hummingbird sky.


Cottonball clouds


 So that's it for now, I hope I did not overload you with my images today. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

100 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

All the Heron images were great as well as the sky shots. The Mooon shots is brilliant as usual.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the herons looks comical perched on the fence

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I am amazed you can get such shots - the heron near me takes off the minute I am within even zoom lens length !!! Great shots for the themes -as always! YAM xx

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

I just love that sturdy fence :))
All pictures are great, but my
absolute favourite is the
Hummingbird Sky :) That's pure art! :)

Have a beautiful day!
Tinna ✐

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots!

Tom said...

I'm always amazed to see the different appearance if Blue Heron in flight and on the ground. The Hummingbird shots is great. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sue said...

All beautiful, but your "cottonball" clouds are my favorite. Have a great day, Eileen

Booth 555 said...

love that tiny lil hummingbird. They are my favorite pics to capture!
-Lisa

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosa a cerca, as aves e não pude deixar de admirar o céu! beijos, lindo dia! chica

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh the Heron on the fence shot is incredible. All your shots are beautiful. B

EG CameraGirl said...

Cool shots of the Great Blue Herons! I love it when I see them in trees...or in this case, on a fence. :) Lovely sky shots too!

September Violets said...

Love this post! "Great blue heron fence shot" ... this gave me a smile. And I love the shot of the abandoned juvenile heron through the trees. He's keeping his eye on you Eileen ;) Cotton balls clouds and hummingbird skies were great descriptions.
Have a great day!
Wendy

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful images really, well done.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Funny seeing the heron on the fence!!!

J said...

"Overloaded with shots?" NEVER! Each one is a striking beauty. What a lovely neighborhood setting you have! It is so unintrusive...humans sharing space with wildlife (that was there first!) in a respectful way!
The bird shots are so lovely - the one nervous about his sibling looks like a wreath!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful fence photos with the heron. Great sky photos too.

Ailime said...

Eileen, Absolutely Fabulous your photos! Wish a great day and weekend. Hugs.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

loved your shots. You hit a couple of my marks...critters and clouds :)

I love to moon watch too

Cranberry Morning said...

That heron on the fence is an awesome shot, Eileen!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely crescent moon! Nice of that Blue Heron to help you get your fence shots.

;-)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Eileen, beautiful driveway fence and the skies are gorgeous. Love the cotton ball sky. Your Great Blue Heron shots on the fence and driveway taking a walk are awesome. Love the zoom in. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day. cm

carolann said...

The Heron on the fence are Great!

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

i love that 1st shot ... that is my kind of place. i can understand why the heron is enjoying the view. we agree on that one for sure. lots of flying going on & not just the bird's wings are flying ... wonder what is going on? happy Thursday!!! ( :

AlexaT said...

And I'm so thankful... all these details and aspects of nature are so welcome for the calm of my soul... I think I told you, already that with my camera can't do good pics of birds... nor photographed the moon just like this one in yours well and amazing captured moments and shared with us...
I feel that i'm on that path... and I see from very close the blue heron... under the sky with those white clouds...
Greetings Eileen and thank you for your visit, too!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet little hummer pic! You and I would be pointing our cameras at all the same views! I love the clouds and moon shots! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

Sandra said...

your photos are once again fantastic. i like the one with the tiny bird sitting in the big blue sky.. and I love the one of the heron on the nest in the middle of all that greenery. we have helicopters all the time, we are in the flight path for the trauma hospital and also have 2 sheriff helicopters. i have not a single photo, now you know i will be watching

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh My,Great Blue Heron and fence together♡♡♡ It must be a great surprise if heron taking a walk on the driveway p:-) A hummingbird sky (I might not be able to find) and Cottonball clouds photos are just fantastic☆☆☆ I'll try gorgeous crescent moon some day :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*


Mary Hone said...

Nice, very nice.

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, What a fabulous group of photos for these two memes. What an awesome moon photo. Have a great day.

Linda Kay said...

Thanks for sharing all these shots with us today, Eileen....the hummer doesn't look so tiny in his picture.

TexWisGirl said...

love the heron shots! and the sweet tiny hummer sitting on the antennae! thanks, eileen!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your heron photos are very cool. The herons are very familiar in our country.I enjoyed your sky photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the great blue herons! How lucky to have so many live near your home.

jo(e) said...

LOVE the pictures of the great blue heron. We see them up at our family camp on the St. Lawrence River. They always seem like birds from another era, prehistoric almost.

Andrea Priebe said...

The Sentinel stands guard over his territory ... what an awesome, well composed, beautifully captured picture. I love the blue herons. And, the rest of your pictures are awesome too and you did it again with the moon (your SX40, I assume:) Did you use a tripod with your moon shot? Nope, not a bit overloaded ... I could look at your pictures forever, Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Irma said...

Wonderful images, Eileen.
Funny the heron on the fence.
I love the moon
Well done.

Happyone said...

Terrific shots of the heron. I miss seeing them around the lake.
Oh my goodness, that moon is awesome!!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the heron on the fence and all the metal birds in the sky. :-)
Best regards, Synnöve

Ida said...

I did enjoy my visit here very much. The 2nd shot of the Heron sitting on the fence is super cool.
Loved your hummer shot.
Such pretty clouds and the airplane shot was great too.

Ida said...

There seems to be a smaller plane above the huge one if I'm seeing things right?

janiceadcock said...

Beautiful scenes. The first took me to another world! Now in the last is that a ham antenna? My husband is WB0RSZ.

Debbie said...

lucky you, having those herons so close by and perching on the fence!! the skies are so pretty, the hummer looks perfect in front of it!!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Loved those skies and the cooperative heron! He picked a nice fence.

Lynne said...

Great fence . . . sturdy and strong!

Shug said...

Lots of great pictures......Birds, planes, and helicopters! Sure looks like a sturdy fence....I'm guessing it has been there awhile...
Enjoy a great evening...

amanda peters said...

Another set of wonderful photos...
Amanda xx

Lea said...

Love the Herons, and that is a great fence, too!

Our photos said...

Wow, that is a really nice series !!

Missy George said...

Great combo..Fence and Heron...Love the Hummer..Sweet..Great pictures, Eileen..

Louisette said...

Wonderfull serie, always gorgeous fotos on your blog,greeting from Belgium

Sylvia K said...

Superb, beautiful captures, Eileen, as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful driveway. I love the photo with the fence.

Worth a Thousand Words

pattisjarrett said...

The GB Heron makes a lovely, original fence ornament. Cute hummer shot. Love those cotton ball clouds.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

A most lovely wooden fence shot with the blue heron!!! Lots of great shots!!

bailey-road.com said...

That's a really nice fence lining the driveway, made even nicer by the Heron perched on it. Beautiful sky shots. I like the tiny hummingbird.

Pauline W said...

Love that fence, and its surroundings make the perfect backdrop for the heron. Great capture of the cotton wool sky but oh, that moon!!! That moon is fantastic!

Gayle said...

Great photos all around. My buds the blue herons.

Brian King said...

That's awesome to have the herons so close! Beautiful sky shots!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
The view of the path with the fence on the side is very beautiful.
Then you have topped the fence with a beautiful bird.
And, then some more awesome photos, like the crescent moon.
You done it :)
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

The Yum List said...

I love that shot where the bird is in the middle of the greenery and your camera seems to have captured him via "spy cam" ;-)

Gosia k said...

lovely landscape and the heron is fantastic bird but it seems sad in your photo. Love from suny Europe.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, your heron shots are wonderful!! Well done. Have a great weekend!

Stewart M said...

Nice post - I do like the shot of the heron 'chick' though the trees.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's like you reversed the moon and earth's shadow! Love it. I'm gonna post some images of the moon soon. LOL

LOVE the fact you captured that heron on the fence. That is AWESOME! Right place, right time.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is so neat that the heron just hangs out there. I love the one where he is on the fence.

LifeRamblings said...

the heron looks gorgeous and beautiful series of skies especially the moon. have a great weekend Eileen.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

How neat to have a heron hanging out on your fence! Lovely shots today- have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots again, Eileen, the second photo with the heron on the fench is my favorite today.
Thans for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

thomas said...

love the first shot most

chua lay hoon said...

Love the marshmallow sky.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I always enjoy your sky shots. Love the cottonball clouds. Your blue skies when the plane went over ... wow, I'm missing my blue sky due to the smoke out here. Neat shots of the Great Blue Heron. Excellent post for Good Fences and Skywatch. Hope you have a fine weekend!

Gattina said...

Beautiful sky pictures, the moon looks great and the heron seems to be in bad mood !

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, I love the Heron. You have some wonderful showings Eileen.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Lew said...

Delightful skies in your pat of MD. Love the birds in your skies!

What Karen Sees said...

Lovely photos, the heron and sky shots are fabulous.

magiceye said...

Magnificent images all!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eileen, I love blue herons AND blue skies -- gorgeous photos!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Beautiful pictures, wonderful place, beautiful moon !!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, variadas e belas imagens, todas perfeitas, para o meu gosto dou a minha preferência à ultima foto da lua, está maravilhosa.
Bom fim de semana.
AG

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely area you live and always gorgeous photography on your site!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Mama Zen said...

Love the heron on the fence!

orvokki said...

So lovely photos. You have the heron like we have the crow, both sitting on the fence. I love the phoo fig. 7.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Eileen,
Such a pretty drive, it was enchanting with the wooden fence and Heron. You must enjoy your surroundings so much!
Have a lovely weekend,
Jemma

Phil Slade said...

Those moon shots of yours just get better and better Eileen. That's one heck of a driveway and just wonderful to have herons lining the road.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

How sweet Heron .. Good work ... Happy weekend

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful Bird,
Lovely photo.

Stephanie said...

Love the heron, that fence, great shots!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

These are great photos! Love the little hummingbird :)

Andy said...

Great post! The heron looking through the tress made me chuckle.

DeniseinVA said...

A very cool series of photos Eileen. Fantastic photos! Have a great weekend :)

Marie C said...

How lovely seeing the heron on the fence! Great moon!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved your pictures... You could never overload, because the pictures are great and you tell great stories in just a few words! The heron looks very odd on the fence. I have seen a LOT of GBs and never have I seen them perched like that. I used to watch a heron rookery and they looked pretty silly perched on tiny branches, but at least their nest was nearby. A very interesting post, as always!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a beautiful fence shot, love the skies, too. But, oh, that moon! Terrific shot!!

Irene said...

Great collection of critters and sky shots! I'm impressed (again)

Happy Sunday!

Ela said...

Lovely photos !! The herons are very photogenic !
Greetings

Clairejustine oxox said...

Lovely pictures, love the bird looking through the trees :)

NatureFootstep said...

the Great Blue is very decorative on the fence :) Nice image :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots. I never know what to do when I see juvenile birds on the ground. What I read is to leave them alone so that is what I do.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great images of the heron. I love the cottonball clouds.