Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Great Blue Heron

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am featuring the Great Blue Heron.  Some shots taken recently at the Bombay Hook NWR.


I wish you a happy and magical New Year. I hope it brings you lots of new birds, joy and happiness. All the best in 2015.


The Great Blue Heron is a common bird found near the shores of open water and wetlands.


The Great Blue Heron is the largest Heron in North America.


These herons usually nest in trees or bushes near the water edge.



Herons locate their food by sight and usually swallow it whole.


Along with a few ducks, some Canada geese there are three Great Blue Herons lined up on the edge of the water..I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post..
Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!



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Thanks to all of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!



88 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen,
    fantastic photos of the blue heron. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  2. I was really keen to see a Great Blue Heron before I did, and they've never disappointed me when I've seen them, so it's good to see another.

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  3. HI Eileen Those shots of the Great Grey Heron are marvellous.

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  4. Adorei ver.Lindas fotos!bjs,chica

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  5. Blue heron, my most favourite bird, amazing short.

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  6. Brilliant photos of an extraordinary bird. Thank you Eileen and wishing you a very happy day.

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  7. Nice photos--they sure have "steely" eyes, don't they?
    I think my hubby may be part heron,--sometimes he seems to swallow his food whole too-LOL!

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    1. Good Morning, Sure! Thank you..my hubby can swallow his food whole too. It must be a man thing.. have a great day!

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  8. Neat! I probably won't see a GBH for a few more months as it's icy here now.

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  9. Excellent photos made all the more better by a charming explanation. Great! Thanks.

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  10. I'm back, and Happy New Year, Eileen! I enjoyed my little break away from blogging. I SO enjoy your Herons! Nice, Nice Photos!!

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  11. great shots of the heron, i love to watch them stare and then pounce and swallow

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    These are great photos of the blue heron.
    Very well done.
    My favorite is the first picture.
    Best regards, Irma

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  13. Hello Eileen!!
    Wow!!Wonderful pictures of the Heron bird!One of my favorite birds!
    Excellent captures!Have a happy week!
    Dimi...

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  14. they're spectacular creatures. the closest thing to a pterodactyl still in existence. :)

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  15. Wonderful detail in those shots. Just mesmerized by those cold cold eyes.

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  16. Eileen, good pictures of the blue heron, especially the first one, all scrunched up. They are such graceful birds, strolling through the water.

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  17. Amazing detail on the feathers - Great Blue Herons are one of my favorites.

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  18. You got marvelous photos of the heron. I hope 2015 brings you many opportunities for more great photos.

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  19. Nice heron pics! We have a small koi pond in our backyard and we used to have a GBH who was a regular visitor.

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  20. I love your shots of the heron! My (I call him mine, haha) heron has been coming again to our pond after a bit of an absence. It was good to see him. Have a nice week!

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  21. they're beautiful creatures. great detail on the feathers, great shots, eileen.

    hope you're having a wonderful week:))

    big hugs~

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    1. Thank you, Betty! I always appreciate your visits and comments.. Have a great day and week ahead!

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  22. Greeting most handsome of fishermen! You are a great bird!

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  23. I love watching the herons. So stately.

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  24. the heron captures are amazing Eileen!! I always get the same pose and they never ruffle their feather like that for me. I can take 100 pictures of these guys and they all look the same. lucky you!!!!

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  25. Great shots or a beautiful and interesting bird!

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  26. Hello Eileen,
    Gorgeous birds!!
    The first one looks like a juvenile, what a handsome fellow!
    Coming up soon on my blog, a special photo for you... ;-)
    Keep well and enjoy your outings :)

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  27. Fantastic shots of this beauty Eileen!

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  28. I love blue herons! They leave us for the winter. Beautiful shots!

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  29. Awesome serie, love it!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  30. Fantastic captures of the great blue heron.

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  31. Beautiful Herons, they are the best, love 'em.

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  32. We wish you a Happy New Year ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  33. Always nice to see a Heron. Great shots

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  34. The great blue heron has a grand set of feathers. But I always think he looks as if he has a hunched back. Stunning reflections in the second last photo.

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  35. I always wondered at first why they were called blue. And then after several observations I figured it out. These guys show of the color well. Happy New Year! A year of personal growth and the defining step about who you will become! Congrats!

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  36. Always exciting to see, but esp in your series of photos and thoughts!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  37. Always nice to visit your blog. These are fantastic photos of herons !
    Greetings

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  38. Wonderful series. The first one is my favorite !

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  39. I love Great Blues ... Such great photos.

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  40. Beautiful photos of one of my favorite subjects!

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  41. Beautiful bird and photos of it!

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  42. Great pictures, Eileen.

    I'm going to have to get a camera that can get better long shots. I love my Canon G15, but if you're not close, the pics don't have enough detail.
    ~

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  43. Thank you Eileen... I did enjoy your post very much. Those Herons are magnificent birds - their necks amaze me. How splendid they must look when diving underwater! Great shots :D)

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  44. Love that first picture of the Heron. Looks like a windy day or is he just fluffing up his feathers?

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  45. I've photographed a lot of GBH's but your pictures are amazing..There are a lot of them in this area...Good job!!

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  46. Love the photos of the Heron!

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  47. Eileen, I especially like the last photo, so serene. Happy New Year! :)

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  48. Blue Herons are a favorite of mine. Great shots!

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  49. Oh I do miss our Great Blue Herons in the winter ... it will be quite awhile before they come back. They are such graceful flyers and complete dorks on land ... but beautiful regardless. Thanks for this, Eileen ... really enjoyed the post ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  50. Oi Eileen, que pássaro lindo essa garça! Aqui onde moro temos muitas garças brancas, eu não sabia que existiam garças azuis... e os patinhos também estão lindos!
    Ótimo 2015 para todos nós. Beijos.

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  51. Blue herons are everywhere! Nice shots.

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  52. Great shots of you Great Blue Heron too Eileen!

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  53. Herons are such cool looking birds. Great photos. I enjoyed them very much.

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  54. What a beauty. I love great blues and watched one all week this past week. He barely moved an inch.

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  55. Great photos! I especially like the fourth one
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea

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  56. I like the heron it looks sophisticated.

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  57. He looks quite angry ! Beautiful pictures !

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  58. Beautiful close up shots of the birds. Nice to be so close to nature.

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  59. Don't you just love these majestic herons? I could watch them all day! Great shots of the Great Blue!

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  60. Great captures, Eileen. I wouldn't want to be a fish facing that beak.

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  61. in the first images it loosk quite grumpy: Maybe it is hungry :)

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  62. Fabulous photos of these handsome birds!

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  63. Great photos, Eileen! Just love the Great Blue.

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  64. Great photos Eileen! Herons sometimes look so grumpy!

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  65. Another bird I met while living in VA!!! So cool...:)JP

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  66. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially like that first shot.

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  67. They always look angry... Great photos and I di know about them being the largest in NA.. Michelle

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  68. I did enjoy your post of the heron, they are such majestic birds, I have only been able to get close to them a couple of times, you got great pics of them, have a wonderful week & stay warm! phyllis

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  69. That's an amazing bird, Eileen! Your first shot is my favorite.
    Thanks so much for hosting this, and have a great new year!

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  70. Who can fail to be captivated by a Great Blue Heron?

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  71. Wonderful heron shots. Wetlands have such a diversity of wildlife.

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  72. Hi Eileen, Happy New Year to you and your family. Sorry I am such a sporadic blog friend, I hope you will forgive me. I do love visiting your site and seeing your latest birding adventures.
    Love that first heron picture - my goodness what an intense stare!

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  73. A majestic bird for sure. Great images! I am so excited seeing all our wintering friends lately. The Buff-bellied Hummingbird was a new one for me. Now if I could only get pics!

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  74. I love their long necks, they can easily collapse them and hide. :)

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  75. Dearest Eileen; Wow; Great Blue Heron and looks a bit different I spotted here a couple of times (haha, naturally) Marvelous photographs, Dear friend♡♡♡

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

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