Friday, October 14, 2011

Little Blue Heron

I am linking up with the Friday Ark    and  Camera Critters.. To see some wild and cute critters click on my links.


This post has more birds from Chincoteague NWR , I hope no one is tired of seeing my birds we saw lots of great birds during the three days we were there.

My favorite heron is the Little Blue Heron,  next to the Green Heron.  I am not sure how I can say any one bird is a favorite because I really do love them all.


This Little Blue Heron was hanging around the same spot and the same time I saw the Bald Eagles and the Merlin. It was cool to see these different birds so close together. At one time in these bushes or trees we saw the Little Blue Heron, Great Egret, Bald Eagle, Juvenile Bald Eagle. The Merlin got upset about being overcrowded and flew across the street to another tree.




This eagle was sitting just a little over from the Little Blue Heron.



And here is the Little Blue with the Great Egret. It was hard trying to get a decent photo with all the birds in one shot. And I do not think I have to mention how grey the sky is looking it is pretty obvious.
Not a good shot but at the far left is my pretty Little Blue Heron and then the bigger Great Egret and to the right of the photo and behind the Great Egret is the cute Snowy Egret. Not in view but behind the Snowy was the Bald Eagle. At this time the Merlin was sitting in the tree across the street.


I cropped this photo but the lighting is awful but now you can see all the birds. From far right the Little Blue looking like a little black speck, the Great Egret which is looking very leggy, and the smaller Snowy Egret perched behind and a little higher  than the Great Egret, and last is the Bald Eagle. The next day we saw the Bald Eagle, juvenile Eagle and the Merlin all in this same spot. We watched these great birds from our car which was parked on the lot near the Tom's Cove visitor center.






On this cropped fuzzy photo I have my pretty Little Blue heron and I am pretty sure a Juvenile Little Blue. The juvenile is white but has a bi-colored bill. I do not think the egrets or juvenile egrets have a bi-colored bill. Please let me know if I am wrong.

So now that you have seen my birds you can visit the Friday Ark and Camera Critters to see more of God's beautiful critters.  Thanks to the host of Friday Ark and to Misty Dawn for hosting Camera Critters.

Also,  thank you for stopping by to see my post, I appreciate the comments. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!  

25 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Beautiful photos of the birds. I would love to see the little blue heron. The juvenile is in its white winter feathers.

TexWisGirl said...

so cool to see all those different birds perched in the same cool trees! love that little blue heron shot - nice eye detail, even in low light!

ladyfi said...

Wow, wow and wow! Amazing shots of all these birds - and that eagle's details - so amazing!

rainfield61 said...

You have many birds on hand, and they are pretty.

Leovi said...

Gorgeous pictures, I love those birds with spectacular frames. Pure delight.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You did very well. It's difficult to capture good bird shots.

Al said...

I love herons, they're such elegant birds. Nice shots!

Hilke Breder said...

You are fortunate, Eileen, to have access to this great birding area. Beautiful photos! Love the adult and juvenile Little Blue H. so close together in the same frame.

Gattina said...

Your bird pictures are always so beautiful !
I see very few birds here around, because of my dear cats, lol !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Gee, you sure did get a bunch of excellent shots of the wading birds! Herons are so beautiful. I used to live near a rookery and would often see the Great Blue Herons in flight over a nearby marina on the Pacific in Southern CA. Lots of wildlife near the L.A. Metro area if you know where to look. But that was three years ago. Have an excellent day and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured as always Eileen!

My Critter, please come and see.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are so amazing. I love blue heron. They've left us for the season, tho'.
heers!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Eileen! You really take great shots. The details and colors are all captured. I think your blog is entertaining, relaxing and so educational. Kids should really read and learn from your posts.

Phil said...

There's obviously something about that tree that all those birds like Eileen. It seems like it's a good lookout post though. Shame about the cloudy day for you, but you didn't give up because of it.

Jen said...

Love these shots- I have never seen a Little Blue Heron but they look awesome, especially the juvenile!

Debbie said...

AWESOME!!!! we need to become better aquainted!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful images Eileen.

I love how the little blue heron looks like a little old man :0)
The Eagle shot is wonderful, one of my favourite birds......along with owls, herons, larks etc etc
As you so rightly say they are all favourites :0)

Bob Bushell said...

A nice selection of Herons, you make them with honours.

Diann said...

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Icy BC said...

So many beautiful and wonderful birds to see! These are amazing shots!

Calling Ravens said...

Great photos Eileen. I know what you mean about favorites and yet loving them all-lol!
Love the first shot of that heron!
meggs.xx

NatureFootstep said...

nice critters in your post. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this -- I love seeing a lot of defferent birds in one spot -- it's just heaven when that happens! And your pictures are so great.

I could never get tired of your pictures from this spot! (I actually appreciate very much your spreading them out over several posts; I like having the chance to look more thoroughly (and think more about how much I want to go there ;>) ) Thanks!

Andrew said...

A wonderful post to read and view...

Carole Meisenhelter said...

rugged scenery; beautiful water birds

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