Saturday, 5 September 2009

Camera Critters Grey Heron





 
 
 
 
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I think that this is the Grey Heron. This bird is quite common where I live. Wikipedia says :"The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast."

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23 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

He looks just like our Henry! Have a great weekend Wil! xoxo :)

Miss_Yves said...

Joli!
Cela pourrait faire un petit film:il ne manque que le plongeon!

Dina said...

Fun! You are so lucky to have water and wading birds. Enjoy them!

Vicki Lane said...

Such elegant birds! We rarely see them at our farm but there is usually a Great Blue Heron fishing in the river when I cross the bridge on my way to town.
Thank you, Reader Wil. for this look at your heron.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful! I love all of the long legged and necked water birds, they are so graceful!

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Pam said...

He is a real beauty, Wil. I hope he caught a fish after posing for your camera :)

Cynthia said...

What elegance and grace expressed in the birds ballet pose...is she looking for fish or just gazing at her gorgeous reflection? <3

Vagabonde said...

What a great series of photos! In the first photo, the eye of the bird is so clear that you can see how intent he is to reach the water. Then the photos with the water reflection and the flowers are so very romantic. I like them very much.

Janie said...

Beautiful bird! He seems to be leaning over to view his reflections.

Norm said...

looks so pretty, love the reflections in water..

Hildegarde said...

Deze visser met dolksnavel is altijd een genoegen om gade te slaan.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Wil,

What a handsome bird! We have the Great Blue Heron here, and it looks a lot like your grey one, except maybe a little bigger. I see them at my pond, and saw several today on the river. You took great pictures!

Hope your weekend is going well.

Hugs,

Renie

Cloudia said...

We have the blue ones here in Hawaii; but the have the same earnest posture!


Aloha, Wil

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George said...

Something in the water certainly caught his attention. You got great pictures of this beautiful bird.

Anya said...

Enig,
't zijn ook zo'n grappige vogels :)
Fijne zondag !!

cherie said...

i love these photos, ms. wil. i wish we had more of these scenarios closer to where i live..

Cezar and Léia said...

He looks so interested in the lake!Cool pictures dear friend!
purrs , love and Happy camera Critters!
Luna

Arkansas Patti said...

They are wonderful birds to watch. There careful, measured moves just relax a person. You just know they are on tip toes.

Pacey said...

Hoi Wil, hoe gaat het? thanks for asking if I'm doing good... goed om weer te bloggen. Am doing well here and good too to see your posts again. This is a beautiful heron and I think I've seen them around too in A'dam...Fijne Dag!

Etje said...

Dit jaar zijn die hier al ook al verschillende keren te zien geweest,maar een foto van nemen is me nog niet gelukt

Grace and Bradley said...

I photograph heron in Taiwan also. They are different species, black-crowned night-heron. The one in Taiwan seems does not migrate much. The move so slowly and so elegantly when they fish. thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Nice pic's of the Heron. They are great at fishing!

Janice Thomson said...

We have the Blue Heron here - one can't help but look at them and ponder life. Excellent photos Wil.