Tag Archives: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Fight

Usually I say that birds are squabbling, or maybe getting feisty. These two were fighting with intent to do damage.

Two Great Blue Herons Fighting
Two Great Blue Herons Fighting

Ted and I had just gotten out of the car so missed whatever might have precipitated this set-to.

Two Great Blue Herons Fighting
Two Great Blue Herons Fighting

But they sure meant business and there was a lot of noise.

Two Great Blue Herons Fighting
Two Great Blue Herons Fighting

Until it was over.

Two Great Blue Herons Walking Away
Two Great Blue Herons Walking Away

They both walked away, apparently unscathed.

Two Great Blue Herons Walking Away
Two Great Blue Herons Walking Away

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
November 27, 2021

GBH Moving On

After his less than elegant landing on the other side of the pond this Great Blue Heron decided to move on.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond
Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond

A few flaps of his wings and he cleared the pond and headed for the dike by the river.

Great Blue Heron Flying Off
Great Blue Heron Flying Off

A few palm trees along he path let us know we are in the south.

Great Blue Heron Flying Past Palm Tree
Great Blue Heron Flying Past Palm Tree

Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
September 14, 2021

Great Blue Heron Flying By

This Great Blue Heron flew across the pond as I approached. I had a nice view as the pondside reeds have been cut back.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond
Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond

The water was high and he didn’t stop at the edge of where they sometimes hang out, even with Alligators lurking at the edge.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond
Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond

The heron lifted up over that Hummock, headed for a nearby tree.

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 19, 2021

Tamron 19-400 MM lens, with some chromatic aberration in the flight over water images that Topaz sharpen made worse.  The first two images are without any sharpening.