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A THREE SPECIES MOMENT – GREAT EGRET, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON AND BLACKBIRD IN THE CATTAILS!

Beautiful but fleeting surprise spring sighting at Bass Rocks this weekend- a male Red-winged Blackbird collecting cattail fluff for nest building, and two species of herons foraging, a Great Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron. Oh Joyous Spring!

Life At The Edge Of The Sea

Flight of the Great Blue Heron

Click… Click… Click… Click…

That’s what you usually hear while standing next to photographers with cameras with big lenses. I often overhear bystanders ask, “Why do they shoot so many pictures of the same thing”? 281 more words

Feature Articles

Random 5 for April 14 – Weather, pond, heron, Starbucks, attorneys

Spring has sprung – Our springs are weird. We aren’t average. Mother Nature prefers to hop around, ten degrees higher or lower. Makes us crazy. Hot or cold. 406 more words

Humor

Guardian

A Great Blue Heron guarding the lake,

but the fish

are fair game.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

Note: I’m going out of town today but I will return soon.

Poems

#Meditation for the Day: Seize the Moment, Be Audacious

Think big and risk being eaten alive. One minute’s freedom is better than a lifetime of swimming around in circles. Fear not. There’s a fair chance your enemy is too focused upon small everyday things to notice your sudden metamorphosis; either that, or he might simply find you too hard to swallow.

Photography

The Rookery

There is a small wooded area, really just a patch of Live Oaks, that grows between the main highway out of Rockport, Texas and the waterfront. 136 more words

Blogging

Green or Blue: Herons

The green heron is small compared to the great blue heron, but they share the same affinity for minnows and the like in ponds. I prefer to photograph the blue because it is slow on the takeoff and its wing span is impressive while the green is more intense and rigid in its hunting countenance. 10 more words

Photography