We see Blue Herons once in a while when we go to a lake, but we don't see them often, so it was nice to see this one and get lots of great pictures!
The Great Blue Heron is an interesting bird that looks a bit odd with its slow and stiff-looking movements and yet with a gracefulness also.
They don't swim, but rather walk in the water on long legs.
I was able to watch this heron for about half an hour and it was very interesting. He spent a lot of time looking at the water....
He stared quite intently for a bit, then his head quickly went down into the water and he came up with a fish!
These birds are really tall... about 4 feet tall with a wingspan of about 6 feet. Once in a while, on blustery days, we will see a Blue Heron fly over our house in the city, but that doesn't happen often.
When he flew away, I missed the flight since I didn't recognize that he was ready to fly. I did catch the landing though.
On land, it is nice to see the high stepping walk of the Heron....
It was also fun to see what I am calling "The Heron Strut". I was surprised at how strong their legs look. The next picture shows the "Heron Strut".
The Heron in the pond...
Again, I am continually amazed at God's creativity in making such a variety of creatures.... and they are perfectly suited to what they need.
" And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." Genesis 1:20
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