Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring In My Step

One of two Great Blue Heron rookeries I found this day
Hard to get him to pose

These birds are four ft(1.3 m) tall. They nest in large groups called a rookery. It is impressive to see a tree with eight to fifteen nests. Each often has a parent standing on top.
An old limestone home always has a unique charm.
Pussy Willow

Whorled Milkweed just opening it's seed pod.
Out on the prairie
Lots of fur , teeth and some bones


  1. Either you wrote this before the snow fell or you were lucky and got no snow. I like the limestone house. The little guy who won't pose has himself a nice mohawk.

  2. I love the misty mysterious quality of some of these photos!

  3. Sometimes spring can be rough! But if you're out fishing at this time you have to put up with it.

  4. Great set of photos, Steve. Love the sunbeams and fog and, of course, the rookery. We have a heron rookery a few miles from us, but it's across a farmer's field and beside a river. There doesn't seem to be a way to get close enough for decent photos, at least not without a very expensive lens.

  5. Hi Steve - yes I'll do the cuddly bit - looks mighty 'freezing' out there. Storks are wonderful creatures aren't they ... and not much left of that regurgitated waste. Love pussy willow ... we are about to go back into heavy gales and it's much colder out there than I was expecting ... Happy Easter and heers Hilary

  6. Looks a bit chilly yet. As always I appreciate the photos. We are back to snow, so it is good to see spring somewhere.

  7. Is that an owl pellet. Neat pictures. I like the birds up in the tree.


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