Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

 
As I was standing in my back yard, I saw a pair of Great Blue Herons fly by ... one very big one and one smaller one. They had no more than passed when the larger bird did a quick turn around and slipped into to upper branches of my big old Oak Tree.  The smaller bird kept going ( I am thinking either a male or a juvenile) not realizing he had been deserted.  She sat up in the tree for quite awhile before leaving in the opposite direction.  So, what's the story here?  Care to guess?
 
 
 
 
 
Happy WBW :)

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful, big birds for the day, Andrea! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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  2. The GB heron is always a treat to see, cool bird. Great shots, have a happy week!

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  3. That is one way to get rid of a stalker...

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  4. i love these birds - they look so strange perching in high trees!

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  5. What a great shot this is and how amazing is the story about them. Could it be a polygamist bird... going back to the second family. LOL! Honestly, this seems pretty weird unless they had a bird argument.

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  6. I wish I had these in my backyard! Nice shots! No idea why the two separated, though.

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  7. Wow, a heron in your backyard! How cool!

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  8. HI Andrea Love these birds and our bird group on Monday spied one at the top of a very large tree in our park.

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  9. Wow....these images are super. And I LOVE the Blue Heron. They're majestic.

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  10. Its an old guy showing a new one all the lurks and perks of the job!! (or something!)

    The surprising think about the parrots is how hard they can be to see once they get into some leaves - hard to belive, but true.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Wow, you get the neatest birds in your backyard!! To see one of these, I have to travel to other states. Such gorgeous birds. I hope the little bird gets to where he is heading okay. You have a fabulous day. Hugs, Edna B.

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  12. Since the males are larger, I am wondering if a mother was trying to create independence in a juvenile. It's that time.

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  13. I've never seen that happen before and it sounds very curious. I wonder if a parent is trying to get a child to strike out on its own.

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  14. He is so camoed in the tree. Herons are so majestic.

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  15. Your images made me smile, hardly ever see them from this angle~

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