I never tire of seeing blue herons. They seem to be the epitome of poise and grace. Beautiful photo. Love its reflection in the water … and the sky meeting the water.
Comment by Teresa Evangeline — August 20, 2014 @ 4:29 am
I love seeing them too. They are fairly common here, but always enjoyed.
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:25 pm
He’s got a great viewing spot! There must also be shallows nearby where he wades and hunts.
Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — August 20, 2014 @ 4:49 am
Yes, there are plenty of good places for them to hunt in that area. I think this guy was just enjoying the morning sun.
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:27 pm
Always nice to see a great blue heron.
Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — August 20, 2014 @ 6:15 am
This photo was taken not too far from the town of Heron.
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Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:28 pm
He looks like an extension of the rock outcropping. Good camouflage he has, as well as a good vantage point. He’s got some shelter from that breeze/wind, too. All in all, he’s clearly one smart bird!
Comment by shoreacres — August 20, 2014 @ 7:00 am
Whatever it was that brought him to that spot held him there giving me plenty of time for photos. When I left he was still there.
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Comment by Beth — August 20, 2014 @ 7:20 am
I loved the scene, Beth. Rather unusual pose for a heron.
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:31 pm
Comment by seekraz — August 20, 2014 @ 7:34 am
I love coming upon scenes like that!
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:32 pm
Comment by seekraz — August 20, 2014 @ 9:38 pm
Wonderful … I enjoy reflections with water … it does amazing things.
Comment by bearyweather — August 20, 2014 @ 8:28 am
The reflection was a bonus, with calm water near shore and wind out on the open river.
lovely and serene
Comment by Tammie — August 20, 2014 @ 10:28 am
Yes. He had a pretty secure place there and he knew it.
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:33 pm
I see them out of water on rare occasions, it is certainly the exception. They are almost always wading and hunting for food; you really got a unique shot.
Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — August 20, 2014 @ 5:08 pm
Yes, it was one of the few times I’ve seen them up above the water. I wonder what was on his mind other than just sunning himself perhaps.
Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:34 pm
Comment by Dana S. Hugh — August 21, 2014 @ 12:43 am
It was a scene that just had to be photographed!
Comment by montucky — August 21, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
I love herons, too. They seem so exotic and yet, they seem to be just about everywhere. They apparently adapt to all sorts of climates.
Comment by Candace — August 22, 2014 @ 10:42 am
They sure are “all-around” type of birds. I remember seeing them so many times when I was just a kid. They are always welcome.
Comment by montucky — August 22, 2014 @ 9:09 pm
Hi Montucky, Old Hanks cousin sure looks like a happy Great Blue Heron! Nice photo. Have a really fine evening and a good day tomorrow, too!
Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 25, 2014 @ 3:52 pm
He did look happy. I think he was really enjoying the warmth of the morning sun as well as his pleasant surroundings.
Comment by montucky — August 25, 2014 @ 9:17 pm
Excellent nature photo. I love it.
Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2014 @ 3:52 am
I’m glad that you like it, Matti!
Comment by montucky — August 30, 2014 @ 9:43 am
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