Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday's Critters #294

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The our neighborhood Great Blue Heron season is ending. On July 29th I could still hear some of the herons fussing up on the nest. I can only assume the adult herons still bring food back to the nest and the chicks go crazy. Or maybe some herons return to the nest after they fledge? 

Some of the herons still have the fuzzy feathers on their heads. 



I could count at least 6 herons on different nests. Some nest had 2 heron chicks. I think most of the herons have already left their nest. Maybe these were born later? 




The Great Blue Heron chicks look full grown to me.


The next two photos were taken on 7/26. As of Aug 1st, I am still hearing some heron noises coming from the nest area. 










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57 comments:

  1. I'm loving your heron. He has such an alert, curious look about him, I think he may well be a gossip.
    Amalia
    xo

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  2. The Great Blue Heron chicks look big and they do have long necks. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Hello Eileen
    Beautiful photos of this blue heron.
    Photo 2 and 4 are my favorite.
    Do you want to place my link, I still can't do it.
    I wish you a very nice weekend.
    Best regards, Irma

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  4. They are sometimes funny birds too...they have their own way to look around.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend with a lot of captures!

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  5. Hi Eileen!!! Nice pictures of this beautiful Heron.. Happy Agost. Cheers

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  6. it is quite cool to see those images. It is easy to mistake the heron from the branches of teh tree :) Love it!
    Great to see young ones. :)
    Wishing you a great week. Today is a bit windy so I think I´ll be going out. :)

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful images! The Great Blue Heron is very pretty. Thank you for hosting.
    Happy Weekend!

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  8. Wonderful photos of the Blue Heron. They sure do grow fast.
    Have a great day and weekend! Thanks for hosting.

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  9. Linda e gosto de ver os ninhos! beijos praianos,chica

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  10. ...beautiful captures of a favorite of mine, thanks for hosting Eileen.

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  11. I envy the way you are able to get these pictures, Eileen. We have a colony near to us but by this time of the year trees are so dense the nests are virtually blocked from view. Good for the herons though.

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  12. The herons are wonderful birds. Beautiful photos.

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  13. Good morning Eileen. I expect that the herons laid eggs at different days, so yes, there may be some smaller youngsters yet to leave. If so, more fun and pictures for you in the coming days. Thank you for logging the herons for us.

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  14. One of my favorite critters. You captured them well. Happy Day.

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  15. this is a great heron series eileen, this is one of my favorite large birds!! i can still see a little "fuzz" on top, but in their markings, they look like adults!! you are so lucky to see these guys grow up and to have them so close!!

    many thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!!!

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  16. Off into the big world they go, I hope each have a carefree life. Great shots!

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  17. Fantastic! Between the tree and his long neck, that's quite a view!

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  18. Love the photos, especially the last one.

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  19. Hari OM
    Wonderful glimpses of the heron/s, Eileen - what a joy it must be to have watched them develop! YAM xx

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  20. Magnificent birds, Eileen, and that first photo is just amazing!

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  21. PS: Thanks for hosting, Eileen. Have a great new week.

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  22. I can't get over how ungainly these large birds are. I watched one down by the pond try to land in a deciduous tree...couldn't do it and had to fly off. Unfortunately this heron is probably cleaning out all the life in that little pond. But as littler grandson who is 5 wisely says, that's nature taking its course.

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  23. Hello Eileen.....just love the photo's of the Herons...Magnificent. Thanks for coming by my post and leaving a comment. Enjoy the rest of your weekend

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  24. They are so huge to be living up in trees...but of course it's just because I've only seen them wading down in the edges of ponds! Have a fun weekend!

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  25. What great shots of the heron in the treetop. It's wonderful and comical at the same time.
    Have a great weekend!

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  26. I love watching and photographing the herons. Mine is a black night heron for this week. Lovely photos.

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  27. they are all amazing photos but for some reason, number 2 made me smile really big. he looks like a heron periscope or a heron jack in the box... they are so beautiful

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  28. Great photos of the Herons!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. Fantastic photography of the Great Blue Heron family ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  30. Lovely close-ups of these majestic birds!
    Thanks for hosting, Eileen.
    Happy WE to you!!
    Peace :)

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  31. Do the herons go south for the winter?

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  32. Wonderful successful season for the herons! Our local rookery was so disturbed by tree cutting that the only two Yellow-crowned Night-Heron nests were abandoned before eggs were laid.

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  33. It's so much fun to be able to watch the nests and see them change! What amazing photos of these beautiful birds! Enjoy your weekend! (I just got back from a hike...it's hot but hey...it's Florida! heehee) Hugs!

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  34. We had a young robin at the bird bath thoday. They must be on brood #3!

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  35. Yes the younger birds look like adults as quickly as possible. Defensive I suppose

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  36. Amazing pictures of the herons!!!

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  37. Your are so lucky to be able to watch the heron chicks grow up, Eileen!

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  38. Wonderful close-ups of herons, Eileen.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  39. Fantastic photos, Eileen! The herons really are amazing!

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  40. Eileen - how blessed you are to have these herons so near you. Thanks for hosting Saturday's Critters!

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  41. Amazing pics.
    Thanks for the beautiful post.

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  42. Hi Eileen!

    Förträffliga bilder av den stolta och vackra hägern! Det är svårt att fotografera fåglar, de poserar inte så som vi önskar men du har verkligen lyckats få till bilderna och hägerns stolta uppsyn!

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  43. Stunning photos of the Heron, how wonderful to watch them grow.
    Amanda xx

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  44. Absolutely beautiful Herons, really close ups.

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  45. beautiful this bird just like the pictures are wonderful

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  46. Eileen, these photos are priceless!

    Stopping by and adding your link to share with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week is appreciated. Thanks!

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  47. Hi Eileen, in front of my work there is as artifical lake with fishes and turtles and a heron that lives there. I'm always taking pictures of this heron. She's so beautful and elegant.
    kisses
    Inventando com a Mamãe / Instagram  / Facebook


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  48. Good morning Eileen, what a gorgeous day it was, your heron and as always critters out in their habitat is a joy to see, but especially today your lovely blue colored sky just kept taking my attention!

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  49. I got some pictures once of a mother GBH feeding her chick who was as big as she was... the “baby” kept poking at her, like she wasn’t feeding him fast enough.

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  50. Wouldn't you love to know for sure just how many chicks there were. Sure made for a fun summer to see your photos of them.

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  51. Wow!
    A great collection of photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  52. SIX herons? BE still my heart!

    What glorious photos of one of my favorite birds!

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