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Low-flying heron

Most of time when I see Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) take off, they fly high into the air. This heron, however, decided to fly very low over the surface of the big pond at my local marsh—I think he was on his way to harass one of his fellow herons, because there was a lot of loud squawking shortly after I took these shots. 52 more words

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Great Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stalks its prey in a pond near Cranberry.

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Ruffling some feathers

Several Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) were very active yesterday at my local marsh, chasing each other around and squawking loudly. One of them flew up into a tree near to where I was standing and perched for a little while. 30 more words

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I started a joke

Do Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) laugh? I was intently watching this heron recently at my local marsh when he suddenly opened his mouth. 239 more words

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Blue Heron in wooded marsh

After a considerable amount of conservation construction at my local marsh, one wooded area is now flooded. It is cool and shaded and offered me respite from the hot sun on a recent summer afternoon.  172 more words

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Contortionist?

Can YOU pose like this Great Blue Heron?”

This week’s photo challenge is things that zig and zag. Thanks to Ben Huberman and WordPress for this topic.

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Patience rewarded

I watched and waited as the Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) watched and waited. When the crucial moment came, we both reacted and were rewarded—the heron got a fish and I got a photo. 15 more words

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