Tag Archives: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Flying In

A Great Blue Heron flew across one of the canals at the edge of rice field…

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

…feet down for the landing

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

Flaps up…

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

Splashless touchdown…

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

And tucked right into the tall grass.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

If I hadn’t seen him fly in I probably wouldn’t have spotted him.

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 10, 2022

Great Blue Heron, Silhouette Landing

A little different view of a Great Blue Heron coming in for a landing.

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

It was early in the morning, with not a lot of light but I do like the silhouette feel of these.

Great Blue Heron Landing
Great Blue Heron Landing

A few grackles and another GBH rounded out the bird scene. I see I added some chromatic aberration when I processed these if you zoom in–so don’t do that 🙃.

Great Blue Heron Landed
Great Blue Heron Landed

Orlando Wetlands, FL
April 12, 2022

Great Blue Heron, Two Views

Standing in a tree that in other years has hosted many wading bird nests, this Great Blue Heron was surveying the morning scene.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

I moved along the pond edge, the Heron turned his head, and the freshly green tree looks quite lush behind him. I’m still surprised there isn’t a single nest in this tree.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
April 29, 2022

Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris

Yellow Iris are in bloom around one of the more manicured ponds where the Great Blue Herons hunt.

Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris
Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris

As they generally do, this heron took his time, watching the water carefully.

Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris
Great Blue Heron, Yellow Iris, Cypress Knees

When I moved on the GBH stayed put, even as I walked behind him.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
March 29, 2022