Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great Blue Heron Rookery

A large group of birds
Are hard to get close
Counting steps each time
Making each shot the most.

Over 80 nests in this group



 Oooops, to fast, I needed to slow down. I alternated 8 with 20 steps for a bit.











Red buds in bloom

11 comments:

  1. What fine pictures Steve, the blue herons are beautiful, the last photo with the red buds is also beautiful.
    80 nests, that's a lot. I wonder if their young ones have the same sound like our common heron here, a deep roar like little lions?
    cheers
    Grethe ´)

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  2. Neat photos! I have read that in alligator country the heron roosts are inadvertently protected by the gators from egg and hatchling thievery by raccoons. The gators may take a few young herons who fall out of the nests, but they are more fond of tasty raccoon meat!

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  3. Wow, you've found quite a haven of them!

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  4. That would be a sight to see. The red bud photo surprised me, as I scrolled down through the heron pictures; but it was a pleasant surprise. Very pretty.

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  5. Amazing shots, Steve. The red buds are beautiful.

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  6. These are great photos. The last time I saw a rookery of any kind was when we were on holiday in Florida. There was an island of storks and pelicans who built their nests there. Each evening they flew over and we saw many with twigs and other nesting materials in their mouths. Beautiful sight!

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  7. Your blue heron photos are beautiful. They are amazing birds. I love watching them....Have a great weekend!

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  8. Now that is the best Heron Rookery I have seen... Wonder how many herons total there are....

    Beautiful Red Bud also.

    Have a great weekend.
    Betsy

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  9. wonderful captures. Those red buds are so pretty too

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  10. Oh these are wonderful. How I'd love to come upon a heron rookery. Fabulous shots, Steve.

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