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:

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

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  2. lovely photos, the herons looks comical perched on the fence

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  3. 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

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  4. 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 ✐

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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

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  12. Wonderful images really, well done.

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  13. Funny seeing the heron on the fence!!!

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  14. "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!

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

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

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

    I love to moon watch too

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

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

    ;-)

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  20. 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

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  21. The Heron on the fence are Great!

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  22. 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!!! ( :

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  23. 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!!!

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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*


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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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

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

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

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

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  37. 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.

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

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

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  40. 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!!!!

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

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  42. Great fence . . . sturdy and strong!

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  43. 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...

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  44. Another set of wonderful photos...
    Amanda xx

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

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  46. Wow, that is a really nice series !!

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

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

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

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  50. Beautiful driveway. I love the photo with the fence.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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

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

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  53. 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.

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  54. 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!

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  55. Great photos all around. My buds the blue herons.

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

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  57. 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 :)

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  58. 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" ;-)

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

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

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  62. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  67. 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!

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

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

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

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  71. Lovely photos, the heron and sky shots are fabulous.

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

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  73. Beautiful pictures, wonderful place, beautiful moon !!

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  74. 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

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

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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

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  77. 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

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  78. 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.

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

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  80. Love the heron, that fence, great shots!

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  81. These are great photos! Love the little hummingbird :)

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

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

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

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  85. 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!

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

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

    Happy Sunday!

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  88. Lovely photos !! The herons are very photogenic !
    Greetings

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

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

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  91. 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.

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

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