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Great Blue Heron, Color By Azalea

A Great Blue Heron was stalking in chest high, to him, Iris fronds, at one of the small ponds at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. A few blooming Azaleas can be seen in the background.

Great Blue Heron, Azaleas
Great Blue Heron Wading Through Iris Fronds

I moved right, the GBH moved left, and briefly got him lined up with the color.

Great Blue Heron, Azaleas
Great Blue Heron, Azaleas in Background

The Great Blue kept on moving down into the water giving me a different perspective of the pink reflections.

Great Blue Heron, Azaleas
Great Blue Heron, Azaleas

March 23, 2021

Double-crested Cormorant

This log at the edge of one of Magnolia Plantation’s ponds is often occupied by a drying Anhinga, but on this day a Double-crested Cormorant had possession.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

I have rarely seen one this close, and he seemed to only be paying attention to the warm sun.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

About an hour later when I passed back by, sunlight was no longer shining on the pond or the bird, and the Cormorant was in the same spot.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

And he was just as uninterested in passers by.

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Slowly, slowly a Great Blue Heron waded into the pond.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Something in this tangle of last year’s hibiscus growth caught his attention.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

He tried a couple of “foot up” efforts to lean in.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

I kept expecting him to reach in and nab something, but he had to get closer…

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

…  it wasn’t a very graceful maneuver.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

He got his balance.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Then stared into the vegetation, and stared some more.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

Finally I moved on and when I’d rounded the corner  the GBH was flying to the bank.  I couldn’t tell if he had success on his hunt or not.

Great Blue Heron On The Hunt
Great Blue Heron On The Hunt

I think that cement thing is an old planter and one of the smaller bridges to nowhere is beyond it.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
March 12, 2021

Mute Swan Busking, 2

A few more images of the Mute Swan Busking , after he had moved further into the pond, but still displaying with his wings raised.

Mute Swan
Mute Swan

As the Mute Swan got further from me the reflection of the sky in the water was quite different and the sun created a nice rainbow in the fountain.

Mute Swan and Fountain
Mute Swan and Fountain

Lastly, a nice front view with a few drops of water from his beak.

Mute Swan
Mute Swan

Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
January 29, 2021