August 12, 2017

Green Heron and a Radio Deer


It looks like a green heron has taken up residence by our neighborhood lake. I never saw him before this summer but I've seen him a number of times already this month.

These two photos are from this afternoon. As soon as I stopped the car and took the first picture, he rose up and flew away. Fortunately I was able to follow him through the viewfinder and get a picture of him flying. Impressive wingspan, isn't it?
Sharing with Saturday's Critters and The Bird D'Pot


Next we have a deer wearing a radio collar. This was next to the Dickey Ridge Visitors Center in Shenandoah National Park. Scientists are monitoring a number of deer in order to have data that will help to prevent chronic wasting disease.


13 comments:

  1. I was wondering what a 'radio' deer was. Pretty thing, isn't it?!!!!

    Your blog is always a treasure to view! I love coming here. Thanks so much for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and linking in for us to come visit with you!!! You managed to get the heron in take off....that's something that is difficult to achieve [for me anyway]

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  2. Hello, I love the green heron. One of my favorite herons. I have seen deer wearing those collars. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  3. ...radio deer, I have was wondering about that!

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  4. Very pretty heron! Interesting to see a deer wearing a collar. Great shots of both.

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  5. Wonderful shots! I like them all. I don't think I've ever seen a green heron.

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  6. Great photos Linda, how lovely you have a new visitor and sweet shots of the deer. So good to hear there are those who are looking out for them.

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  7. Interesting to see a deer with a radio collar. Not something I have seen around here!

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  8. I did not know about that disease and I'm glad to know scientists are working on it. The "necklace" is quite different to see. I love green herons!

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  9. I've never seen a green heron in these parts. I don't know if we're too far north of their summer range, but the blue herons are around.

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  10. The radio deer is an interesting picture. I am involved in a group that puts (much smaller!) tracking devices on migrating birds.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Hello Linda!:) Lovely captures of the Green Heron and deer. Yes, the heron does have an impressive wing span, and I love their colour. Good to know the deer are being looked after, and I think the deer looks quite smart with it's blue collar.:)

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  12. Lovely photo's here, and so nice to see the deer.

    All the best Jan

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  13. These are lovely creatures and your photos are great!

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