Fogged Up Heron




During last week’s kayak outing in the dense fog at a nearby Missouri Conservation Department natural area, I came upon a pretty cooperative Great Blue Heron that let the kayak get relatively close (I was paddling south, with a light northerly wind at my back, so I let the wind carry the kayak towards where […]

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Morning Snack Time




From a few years ago at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri, I captured this Great Blue Heron as he fished along the refuge waters: With the size of this fish, this guy had a lot of fishing ahead of him! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon […]

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Fun Friday: Me, and My Shadow




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2014, while photographing in the beautiful Myakka River at Myakka River State Park in Florida. This image was captured late in the afternoon, as sunset was starting to occur. I love photographing the critters on the Myakka River at sunrise and sunset … the river takes on the beautiful […]

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Green Herons Galore




During last week’s kayak outing, one of the things that I noticed very early was the number of Green Herons (Butorides virescens). They seemed to be everywhere! In many cases, there would be 3,4, even a half-dozen of them all perched closely together over the water. Here are a few of my favorite images from […]

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Fun Friday: Like My New Do?




Green Herons (Butorides virescens) are a lot of fun to watch. Many times, they will cause their head feathers to become erect, giving them a quite comical appearance: This image was captured from my kayak a few years ago. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, with Canon […]

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Here Fishy, Fishy




While kayaking, I sometimes run across Green Herons (Butorides virescens), which are always fun and interesting to watch. And they are excellent fishers. In today’s photos, I’m sharing a couple of a Green Heron stalking fish at the edge of the water: In another post, I’ll share some images captured of a Green Heron fishing. […]

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Green on Green




aka, Green Heron (Butorides virescens) in the Green Cay Wetlands. These guys are typically hard to approach when I find them back home (Missouri), but along the Green Cay boardwalk, this guy was not very far away, yet not afraid of people passing on the boardwalk. Here are a few of my favorite images of […]

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Fun Friday: Open Mouth, Insert … Foot?




… in this case, let’s insert beak! When one of the parents of a pair of Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) chicks in a nest at the Venice Rookery returned to the nest, the youngsters did everything they could to get food from the adult. Great blue herons feed their chicks by first catching and […]

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Displaying Great Blue Herons




While visiting the Venice Rookery, the Great Blue Herons were in the middle of their breeding season. A couple of nests had chicks in them, while others were building nests and the birds displaying to attract mates. Here are a couple of displaying Great Blue Herons: Bird behavior at breeding time can be exciting to […]

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Tri-colored Birdie




I photographed a few TriColored Herons (Egretta tricolor) along the Anhinga Trail. Along the Anhinga Trail, the Tri’s were pretty tranquil, usually quietly waiting for a fish to swim within easy grasp. Here are a few images I captured in the Everglades: At one time, the Tricolored Heron was know as the Louisiana Heron. Guess […]

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