Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Young GBH

Looks like a Great Blue Heron youngster, based on the feather patterns.


And looks like the same youngster, walking the pondside at dusk.

This one flew in about that time and skulked along the shore - not happy to be sharing space with another GBH.

89 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love these pictures.The GBH is such a large bird,and elegant in it's own way.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Congratulations! I like the birdhouse, too. xo Jenny

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the GB heron!

Mary said...

I just love Herons. We are getting Green Herons at our pond according to the kids. Love watching them fly they look so prehistoric.

EG Wow said...

.Wonderful photos of the heron!

Kathy said...

Yep, she's going to steal all the boys' hearts!

Sandra said...

I am thinking of a movie and calling it Stalkers in the Night or maybe Night Stalkers. mine will be scary but these are definitely not scary.

Samantha said...

What a sweet youngster. But that last shot, yikes- The skulking menace!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice! I love the variety of birds you see, and the photos of them you share with us. I'm assuming the pond is fairly close to your house? I'm glad it still has water in it.

Woody said...

Give meaning to the expression 'ruffle one feathers' now doesn't it?

Oddly beautiful creatures, it's amazing to watch them fish.

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Wonderful pictures, as always. Praying that the heat breaks and your 'rain gauge' overflows very soon :)

Buttons said...

Oh These are incredible. B

Ellie said...

Wonderful pictures of the herons. You have such a wide selection of birds - it's great to see them.

Catherine said...

Excellent shots ~ especially the last one. I love the bit on light shining down!
xo Catherine

Farmchick said...

I love that long neck!

Hilda R.B said...

This was so wonderful. Great series of the heron. I love them!!!! Have a nice sunday to you.

forestal said...

wonderful series

dan

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...you are so lucky to get so many beautiful visitors in your yard! BTW love your texas rain gauge...LOL

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful shots. So nice you get so many pretty visitors.

bailey-road.com said...

What a fine-looking youngster! The one on shore does look a bit peeved!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

They are majestic!

Jill said...

I especially love the night shot and enjoy all of the details in your shots.

Millie said...

Looks like he's in that awkward teenage stage.

Michaele said...

I like the second to last photo where we see him just strolling along. Night shots - neat.

Dawn said...

What another majestic bird. Glad to see he still has water to play in!:)

Sylvia K said...

Teenager or adult, they are soooo elegant! I love the night shots! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

ellen abbott said...

Love the blue herons. Don't see them much out here even though my husband did see a juvinile perched on our fence once. We do have a river within a couple of miles.

Debbie said...

how in the world do you know these thing!!!

awesome captures....i L.O.V.E. the last one!!! all fluffed up with attitude!!

she walks like she means it!!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful.
All of them.
Costas

Farm Girl said...

Oh that is a great last picture. I really do like looking at great blue herons too.

Roan said...

All very nice shots, but that last one is different. Love it!

Larry Ostby said...

Very nice series of GBH shots T.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

I love them! The messed up feathers on the last one - the one that seems to be pouting - are specially interesting, aren't they?
Love ya!

Kerri said...

One of my fave birds! I don't see them nearly enough. Great captures!

don said...

A fine series of these beautiful birds and their habits.
Nice post.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Unless you get some rain which will enlarge the pond, I doubt the two GBH can get along in such diminishing fishing grounds.

Birdman said...

Nice capture, these shots.

Sharon said...

It's kind of nice to tell the young ones from the older ones. I have been noticing the same thing with the robins and cardinals.

Nice pictures!

Louise said...

Two Great Blue Herons? You now have two Great Blue Herons? I am green with envy (or should that be blue with envy)

Michelle said...

SOOOOOO much fun to visit your blog again. I'm finally caught up. :) Here are some of my favorites that I missed: Thelma and BB, painted buntings, barred owls, scamper rat antics, toad spa (lol), chickadees at the bird bath, local paper fun, and I'm still laughing over the Texas rain guage in your sidebar (although not getting rain isn't funny). Bummer about all the grasshoppers and the poor squirrel though. Great posts...it's nice to be back!

Anne McCormack said...

The last shot is my favorite too--beautiful light.

Crissi said...

Beautiful shots, wonderful,
greetings from Germany
Crissi

Randy said...

Very handsome and tall.

Patrice said...

They are such pretty birds. The young ones can sure be awkward flying though!

joo said...

Your photos are always so beautiful!

missing moments said...

I like his reaction on the not sharing part!

Ms. Becky said...

I now have a new favorite. this guy is awesome. WOW. you know I love GBH. now I'm very happy.

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed the pictures - my favorites are the ones at night or at least with the dark background. Amazing birds!

Robin said...

T. nice shots! What a great perch that is! Always amazes me to see such a big bird landing on a stump or branch!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute little guy, Theresa... You captured some great pictures of him.
Hugs,
Betsy

Fjällripan said...

Great photos of the beautiful heron!

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Janie2 said...

The eye of the bird, how they creep along and entertain us all. Wonderful post. I love your bird photos.

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

You have the most wonderful assortment of wildlife!

Bob Bushell said...

A nice Heron creeping along the water, you can't beat it.

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LauraX said...

wonderful photos. we had a momma turkey and her babies wander through out backyard this morning...that was a lovely treat.

Pricilla said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Flat Creek Farm said...

I can never get enough of your bird pictures. The herons are some of my favorites! Hubs kids me and tells me all the negatives about them (because he knows I love them) - they're catching and eating our fish in the pond, pooping and making a big mess on the pond banks.
it's all blah blah blah to me. I love them! These are great, as always! -Tammy

Becky and Gary said...

So good to see more GBH's. We have a few here, but they have been scarce this summer. Such a magnificent bird...
I LOVE your Texas rain gauge!!
We got 1 1/2"of rain this morning. Sorry to rub it in. It was SOOO welcome, but now the heat returns.
B.

Snappy Di said...

Was hoping to see the blue heron at our local walking spot, but he was obviously hiding out somewhere. Your guy is sooo nice! Big!!

Candy C. said...

My, what a LOOONG neck he has!

heyBJK said...

Skulked? That's not a word you hear every day, but a good one, nonetheless. Nice photos, T! I sure hope you have some kind of computer file system for all these photos. And a back-up of some kind.

Andrew said...

A beautiful bird... so similar to our Grey Heron a bird I have been watching and filming today.
Many thanks for your lovely comment about the Deer and Otters.

bon bon said...

i would seriously get nothing done all day if i had your pond within view...these are just wonderful!

Gary said...

Two that's great!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Julie G. said...

How fortunate your are to have Great Blue Herons visiting your pond. They are such elegant birds. Beautiful captures!

Deb said...

great shots...

SouthCoast Guy said...

I think that youngster is practicing his alphabet because his neck is shaped just like an "S" in the second picture

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Very nice shots. I always thought herons had backwards knees until I found out that they just have vertical feet (its their ankle that bends backwards).

Tammy said...

One of my favorite birds. Love it!

Marissa ♥ said...

I always enjoy seeing your pond visitors...never a dull moment at The Run*A*Round Ranch is there?!
Besides my mountain view, a pond would be the very next view I would love to have. :)

rainfield61 said...

I like these pictures, so outstanding.

Chinatours said...

How can you shot so many nice pics. So ...

Kerry said...

How cool! This is one bird that we had back in WI and I see here in OR as well, plus you have them in TX. I bet they aren't too happy with the drought down there.

Rose said...

These are all great, but that last one is something else. I swear he looks like he is mad and walking off in a huff!

Tiffany said...

Love the second to last shot...beautiful! I might like to add, you ROCK!!! I have not posted in a week and you are right there to cheer me on, I so appreciate your comments:) Happy Sunday.

Tiffany

Paula said...

We get a tall legged, long neck bird at the stock tank quite often. Always just one and I don't know what it is so I just call it "The Stork" and hope it doesn't come to my house.

Nova said...

Beauty birds those Herons and interesting to watch them, how they catch their food.

NicoleB said...

Curious and beautiful fellow :)!

Christian said...

I love your heron photographs - they are such beautiful creatures.

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful shots....very good !

Zondra Art said...

Great shot!
Have a nice week.

Ginger said...

Love the Great Blue Herons!

John said...

The best fisherman in the world.. watch and learn young pedowan :)

gowestferalwoman said...

Whoa-- scary shots - that last one I can actually hear the scary music building in the background as he sharpens his bill...

pattisjarrett said...

That last one looks more than a little threatening!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

such a creeper...

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Great shots. Love the one with the dark backgrounds..

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