Louisiana:  Great Blue Heron by Alison M

Louisiana: Great Blue Heron by 

My 1st heron “in the wild.” :))

Was a fairly cooperative fellow, gave me about a minute before he flew away.

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
“This bird has the unchallenged distinction of being the largets member of the Heron family occurring in North america, since the Great White Heron is now considered merely a subspecies of the Great Blue Heron. It stands about four feet high when the head is raised/ Size alone distinguishes it from other herons whose body color is not white. The call notes are a series of low, hoarse croaks that have been described as frahnk, frahnk, frahnk
The species is statewide in distribution and a permanent resident that is seen regularly in small numbers. In winter, nonmigratory populations in the southern part of the state are supplemented by northern visitors.”—George H. Lowery, Jr., 1974, Louisiana Birds

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  • snapdecisions
    snapdecisionsover 4 years ago

    Well done with this ! , Trev

  • Thank you, Trev! I appreciate your comments :))

    – Alison M

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you!! :))

    – Alison M

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Dear charming Smidge ( cute name )

    Beautiful composition, good POV and vivid colors in this photo, a pleasure to see.
    Greetings from Holland

  • Thank you for your lovely words, John! :))

    – Alison M

  • KLPJPhoto
    KLPJPhotoover 4 years ago

    It always amazes me when they are stalking….they remain perfectly still. Great shot.

  • Thank you! :))

    – Alison M

  • AndyReeve
    AndyReeveover 4 years ago

    Well captured Smidge. Wonder if the armed services got some of their ideas for camaflarge from this bird.xx

  • Thanks Andy! hmmm…could be! heehee xx :))

    – Alison M

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    October 5, 2010

  • Wow!! Thank you so much!! I’m honored! :))

    – Alison M

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 4 years ago

    That’s a fabulous capture Smidge……….

  • Thank you, Robert! :))

    – Alison M

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, wonderful work and well deserved

  • Thanks so much, Andrea! :))

    – Alison M

  • Klaus Bohn
    Klaus Bohnover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image- so well captured!

  • Thank you very much, Klaus!! :))

    – Alison M

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