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Spoonbill News Update

Well our injured pink friend is still around the area and he seems to be recovering fairly well with his wounds.

He is behaving as normal, hanging out and feeding with his friends including a tricolored heron and a cormorant. 53 more words

Wildlife Photography

babsje reblogged this on Babsje Heron and commented:

Last year, I wrote about an injured Great Blue Heron surviving and thriving after a partial amputation to its wing in "Wherein He Gets the Girl". This year, the wonderful photographer and blogger Phil Lanoue has been chronicling the recovery of an injured Spoonbill in a salt marsh there. Not only are Phil's photos always excellent, Phil really cares about his subjects. There are photographers who mainly care about "getting the shot," without seeming to care much about the wildlife in their captures. Not Phil. That is something I really respect in a nature photographer. I rarely reblog, but am moved by Phil's photos and words about the denizens of his salt marsh, and especially about one particular Spoonbill.

Heron and rock

The Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) at my local marsh seem to have grown accustomed to the presence of people and some of them like to fish near the boardwalk. 117 more words


Why Have Wings at All?

If not to touch the sky.


This week’s photo challenge is silhouettes. Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for this topic.

Thanks again to Paula for hosting her wonderful…

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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


Great Blue Heron

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


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


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