September 23, 2020

Profile: Great Blue Heron

Living by a lake has its advantages. I love having a view! And the wildlife can be spectacular.

Yesterday I looked out the window and saw this beautiful heron. He stood still for a long time, staring at the water.

He didn't change position much because he was watching for fish. He scratched his feathers a few times and once I saw him turn his head, but he looked back immediately.

I'm saying "he" but perhaps it's a "she." Forgive me if I'm wrong.

I went outside, taking care not to make much noise. I tried framing him through the ornamental grass. I didn't get too close because I didn't want to frighten him. I have a 30x zoom lens so I didn't need to get very near. 

I went back in the house. Later I looked again and he was still there. I caught a picture as he got ready to fly off.


  1. Beautiful photos of the Great Blue Heron!
    Have a blessed day!

  2. Hello,
    You do have a great view! I love seeing the GB herons. Wonderful series of photos. Have a happy day!

  3. I would love to live by your lake. Great images of the heron.

  4. Lovely photos. You are so lucky, we have no water nearby where I can watch water birds. Keep well and stay safe, Diane

  5. Never gets old! Beautiful pose.

  6. How wonderful to see such things from your windows! He (she?) is gorgeous. I used to occasionally see a pair on the farm we lived on a while back. I thought that was weird.

    I am glad you joined us at 'My Corner of the World' this week!!

  7. Such a wonderful post.
    These are beautiful photographs of the Great Blue Heron.

    All the best Jan


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