Tag Archives: Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron on the Hunt, 2

Almost three months later and in the same place as the photos for my post Little Blue Heron on the Hunt I spotted another, or the same, LBH.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Purple Iris dotted the scene.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

The bird had the same patience…

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

…slowly walking…

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

… and the result was the same, nothing to be had here.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

March 29, 2022

Little Blue Heron Fishing

A Little Blue Heron was fishing in the last trickle of water left in the lagoon at Magnolia Cemetery Pond: Water Out

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

The orange/red reflections from the end of the autumn leaves made an interesting scene from what was basically mud.

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

The Heron didn’t have much luck, but was very persistant.

Little Blue Heron Fishing
Little Blue Heron Fishing

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
December 3, 2021

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Taking Off

Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Juvenile Little Blue Heron

And he was on his way…

Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Gracefully dropping off his perch…

Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Juvenile Little Blue Heron

I thought he was going out of my sight to the right.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Juvenile Little Blue Heron

But I kept shooting… he surprised me by veering left, over the duckweed covered pond for one more good image.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Magnolia’s Audubon Swamp, Charleston, SC
October 18, 2021

Make Way: Alligator Coming Through

I was watching a Little Blue Heron wander along the side of a pond when another movement caught my eye.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass

An Alligator climbed up out of the pond and plopped down in the middle of the path.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass

The heron just didn’t know what to make of it.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass

Back and forth he paced while the Alligator basked in the late afternoon sun.

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass

Finally, he’s leaving!

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass

Where’d he go?

Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Watching Alligator Pass

The Little Blue Heron wasted no time following the Alligator down the bank into the marsh.