Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Herons galore

Hello,

Joining in today with a couple of my favorite memes Michelle's Nature Notes and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday.  I am seeing lots of birds during my stay in Florida, I do miss feeding my yard birds but these Florida wild birds are just wonderful.

These herons were all found at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland Florida.

The Green Heron has always been one of my favorite herons.






The Black-crowned Night Heron is another favorite.




The Great Blue Herons are a common bird in Florida and at the Circle B.




I hope you enjoyed my wild bird photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.



My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

64 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

When I walked yesterday afternoon, I saw a Great Blue...but I still hope to see the Green heron this year! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos and birds. The Great Blue Heron is so pretty. I love these herons.

Happy Tuesday!

Sandra said...

They are also pretty and every time I see a green heron I think I wonder who named those guys because I don't see you as much green as I see other colors. Like the blue herons are definitely blue

Cloudia said...

Thank you dear Eileen!

Lisa said...

Your photography is amazing!

Karen S. said...

I absolutely did enjoy your captures!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e Bom Ano de 2017.
Andarilhar

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a garça real é uma ave linda, é cativante, as fotos são eximias num todo.
Bom ano,
AG

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your heron images are adorable Eileen.
I wish you a Happy, healthy and joyous New Year :)

Debbie said...

they are all beautiful captures - all of them!! you are taking some awesome pictures. i was going to say that the first one was a favorite but really they are all favorites!!!

i need to move to florida!!!

Florence said...

Oh, Eileen, how beautiful they are!!

Giga said...

All birds are beautiful, but the green herons have not seen me enthused. Same wonderful days in 2017!

Mary Hone said...

I am astounded at the colors in these birds. So amazing.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this different heron´s.
Best regards, Synnöve

Christine said...

Hello Eileen and thanks for sharing these fantastic photos of the herons in florida!
Hope you have lots more fun birding down there!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots.

I've never been disappointed at that reserve

Bob Bushell said...

The Green Heron is a beautiful bird, I love it Eileedn.

Bev said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Ailime said...

Hi Eileen, Simply beautiful these birds. The Heron is a wonderful bird. Magnificent photos!Hugs,
Ailime

Michelle said...

The Green Heron is pretty. That first photo is my favorite.

Findlay Wilde said...

A fantastic mix of pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

I liked your Heron post . . .
Usually learning a few tidbits when I visit you.
Hope you are enjoying January, day three!

Hula La said...

Oh my, what great shots! Just love them all! Thank you for sharing. All the BEST to you and yours for 2017! Aloha!

Phil Slade said...

Wow Eileen. You have some really super heron pictures there. Florida and all of its water systems seems especially good for herons. And you are clearly enjoying the warmth of that southern sunshine. Take care, and have a Happy New Year.

RedPat said...

Herons are such wonderful birds. Nice pics, Eileen!

Sue said...

Really terrific photos Eileen......so "crisp"!

Linda W. said...

Great pics of the herons, especially the green one.

NatureFootstep said...

loved to see your gorgeous images of the Green Heron. A bird I saw in Costa Rica and actually miss :)

Sue (this n that) said...

I enjoyed seeing all your Herons Eileen, especially the Green Heron... and from another of your posts. They have a particular body shape. Lovely and thank you :D)

happyone said...

Your heron pictures are just wonderful.

The Yum List said...

Some great captures today Eileen.

Merlesworld said...

You do take great bird pictures.
Merle ....................

Martin Kloess said...

We all hd a lucky day in these great pictures

Mary Cromer said...

Happy New Year and Oh My Goodness, how glorious all of your lovely Herons. I appreciate so much your friendship. Many Hugs~

Karen said...

I enjoyed these heron photos. I hope you are having a great week.

Val said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures! Thank you for stopping by my blog via Mildred!

Sonja said...

Another lovely post. Herons are fascinating to watch when they are hunting.

Linda said...

I absolutely love this series, Eileen!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Greetings :)

Sussi said...

handsome birds and photos!

Nancy J said...

And Mr Great Blue gets my vote today, he is magnificent ( assuming the Mr is correct). A super selection.

Anu said...

So wonderful photos of herons! Thank you for sharing these photos.

Birgitta said...

Love your bird photos!

Lea said...

Love the Herons!
Wonderful, beautiful photos!
Hope you are having a great week!

diane b said...

A great collection of herons. I like the last one.

Stewart M said...

Herons are great birds - I love the way some of then can shrink their necks into their bodies.

Cheers and (a slightly belated) Happy New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful Herons.. In Spain are so suspicious.. Happy week to you too.. :-)))

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful Eileen!!! And I too favorite the green heron.
Hope your new year is off to a good beginning.

Mildred said...

Beautiful and colorful photos, Eileen. Wishing you a very nice day.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Cheers to you Eileen. Great shots of the green heron.

Cranberry Morning said...

They're such beautiful birds, Eileen! And of course great photo shots! Something about the way a heron stands reminds me of my high school librarian. :-) I hope you have a wonderful week in this new year!

Regine Karpel said...

Good

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Eileen, you've captured the most beautiful photos. Love the green heron.
Wishing you a wonderful new year!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All wonderful herons and all wonderful pictures -- guidebook worthy! Happy Florida New Year.

krishna said...

Beautiful Heron..

Rose said...

What a great bunch of photos! I would love seeing all of them!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The only time I have seen a Black Crowned Night Heron was at Sanibel Island, FL, at the Ding Darling Preserve. I was just thinking about the Green Herons this afternoon. No, did not spot one, did see a Little Blue (a pretty rare thing here in recent weeks). Have an outstanding day tomorrow! By the way, I saw a pair of Bald Eagles (no pix) over the lake in my neighborhood this afternoon and it was after a White Ibis in flight).

Noushka said...

Herons galore!!!
I wish I could put up such a title to a post of mine!!
The Green heron really draws my attention, we don't have anything like it here, it is gorgeous!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Thanks, I needed that. I'm missing the herons locally this winter. Happy Day.

Linda Gross said...

Beautiful pictures of the herons. Can't youmfeed yard birds in Florida?

Lowcarb team member said...

What a truly wonderful collection of herons for us to see.
Thank you.

I do hope this first week of 2017 is being a good one for you.

All the best Jan

Maggee said...

What a nice post of pictures of herons. I have yet to see the Black-crowned... maybe this year! Hugs!

Ana Freire said...

Lovely sequence, with such a great definition!...
Amazing shots, once again, Eileen!
All the best!
Ana

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you so much for linking in with these amazing herons Eileen. I haven't seen a green heron since the summer before last here...Michelle

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