Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blue & Green Herons


While we were at the Sandhill Wildlife Refuge we did not manage to see any Sandhill Cranes, but we saw a Great Blue Heron.







Would you believe that this was only the second time I have ever seen a Green Heron?


And these are the best photos I could manage? Stupid bird kept moving away from me. *pouting* Go ahead, show me your awesome Green Herons, I promise I won't cry.


  1. Yes they are the BEST photos! Herons are amazing birds....I could watch them for hours! But I've actually only seen one around here...

  2. Lisa. Thanks for these wonderful views of this majestic bird!

  3. Magnificent photos. I never tire of seeing what you can capture on camera.

  4. Despite their size, they are graceful birds. i wish i could say that I had some great pics for you, but alas, i don't.

  5. Laughing....we had a pond dug. A big one of about 1 and 1/2 acres. I went and bought a couple $300.00 of starter fish.
    I am reading a book and look out back and there he stands, a beautiful Blue Heron. For days I watched as he would come day my husband screams at me that a Blue Heron is eating all my fish. Who would have thunk???
    Costly beautiful bird story...
    Love Tj
    Your photos are BEAUTIFUL!!

  6. The one and only time I remember seeing a Green Heron, I got good pictures, but it wasn't digital, and I would really have to do a search to figure out where that is now, so you won't be seeing mine!

    LOVE the Blue Heron pictures!

  7. There are more cranes around this summer, in the front yard, at the dog park, at the baseball park. I see them on walks and wonder if all the rain changed more than we realize. Finches are rare when until this year the place was lousy with them, and of course frogs everywhere.

  8. That's my kind of place! Great in flight shots! Yeah - and they do that - moving away that is.
    Cheers, Klaus

    P.S.: I have a Green Heron Album on my site. Top navigation - Virtua-Galleries. You'll find it there!

  9. Sorry the heron kept moving but you know you love the challenge. I’m always amazed at how BIG these birds are when I happen upon them close up.
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. The heron shots turned out great! We see Blue Herons here all of the time. They will walk up to you on the docks or the beach and steal bait from right in front of you if you are fishing LOL We never see the green ones here but there are quite a few in North Central Florida I think.

  11. I'm speechless - these are absolutely awesome shots! They are really magnificent creatures. Thanks for sharing them.

  12. anglophilefootballfanatic.comAugust 24, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    How gorgeous that you caught him in flight, L. I don't know that I've ever seen a blue or green heron.

  13. Well i'd say You still got some great shots!!! we always have a pair of Cranes visit it us and I videoed them too!! they were so loud it was like they were talking to me!!
    I have seen Herons...but don't know if it is the same as yours?? though it looks like the same color! I love those birds!!!
    And what is that little birdy?

  14. LOL, love the shots - hey, they don't let me get even THAT close.
    I think we have gre herons here, but I'm not sure :)

  15. Oh Lisa! I love Herons. They make me sad and happy at the same time - if you know what I mean.

  16. I surfed in from Ms. Mama's blog. Very pretty photos! I love the heron--wow!!!

  17. Okay I have a story to tell....
    There is a white bird that looks like this that sits down at the cafe at the front of our lake subdivision....
    The waitress calls him George! He is so cool! Each time she walks outside to serve someone he watches her!!! She also has to walk outside to get minnows! Sometimes she will give George a minnow! I took pics of him last weekend when we were there having breakfast! I need to load them! It's nothing like your pics though!!!! Mine are dull!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. There necks are so cool!

    One morning we were sitting inside the cafe and seen a white bird swoop down and get a fish! He dropped it on the ground so he could pick it up and swallow it whole. They do this so they can eat the fish head first! That way the fins won't get caught up!!!!