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Friday, February 21, 2014

Little Blue Heron

There seemed to be a fairly large population of Little Blue Herons at Fred Howard Beach in Florida last month. Regretfully, none of my photos do them justice; but I wanted to share them here anyway. At the end of the post is a very short video that Doug shot with our camcorder.

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This photo shows the blue color better than the others. The neck is sort of purplish.

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This image was taken from the camcorder video.



18 comments:

  1. I would love to see one of these birds - very pretty! The video was neat too.

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  2. Hi Linda Very elegant bird and I loved seeing him in action. Have a great weekend, I am off to the I.O.W again so beware, many photos of 'Tilley' the pup coming up!!

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  3. They have such an amazing delicate yet spastic walk the enthralls me.

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  4. i'd be thrilled! i've never seen a little blue, a tri-color or a reddish heron. add a bald eagle and you might have my top 4 'wish i could see thems'. :)

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  5. Very nice bird to get a chance to enjoy

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  6. I enjoyed both the photos and the video. I can imagine how difficult it was to get a good shot of that blue heron against the water.

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  7. Oh, I love the little blue. I didn't know the youngsters were white until last year when I came upon a large group of nesters. The fourth shot really shows off the midnight blue color (which IS hard to capture) and those lime green legs. I really enjoyed the video. He looked about ready to strike, then changed his mind. The way herons hunt with such focus and intensity is fascinating and fun to watch. :)

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  8. Linda, a great series of photos...and the first one had me captivated, I stared at it for a few minutes. The video is wonderful, I love watching these birds walk...it is like they are about to sneak up on someone or something! :)

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  9. The video was fun to watch...what great birds...you are fortunate to be able to go to a beach.....and get such nice photo's.

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  10. Hi Linda, I love seeing your Florida photos.. Looks like you had great weather when you were there. Love seeing the herons... Great video.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. The little Blue Heron is beautiful, Linda!

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  12. The Blue Herons are majestic and its interesting to see them stand still to catch their prey.

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  13. The think the photos are just great. We had one fishing next to the dock in our rental cottage at Cedar Key. It hard to find the perfect light somedays though....:)

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  14. Love these photos and the video of the heron. I'm struck by how skinny its legs are for the size of its body. They must be very strong.

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  15. It's interesting to see the difference between thy young and adult birds, both stages are very elegant and charming. You've captured the blue shade very well, the photos are lovely.

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  16. It's amazing how big those feet are.. to balance that odd body atop of those skinny legs. These guys kind of remind me of a cross between the Great Blue and the Green which to me, has a lot of that reddish purple in it also. Fine pics.

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