Montana Outdoors

August 19, 2014

Two of his three worlds

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:46 pm

Great Blue Heron


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Always nice to see a great blue heron.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — August 20, 2014 @ 6:15 am

  4. 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

  5. Beautiful!


    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

  6. Wonderful….


    Comment by seekraz — August 20, 2014 @ 7:34 am

  7. 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.


      Comment by montucky — August 20, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Amazing capture!


    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — August 21, 2014 @ 12:43 am

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Excellent nature photo. I love it.


    Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2014 @ 3:52 am

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