Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday


Great Blue Heron

It is not usual to have a Great Blue Heron hunting in your back yard ...
Even the squirrels were a bit taken back ...


 But he was here with a purpose ... be warned if you are squeamish :(



 One quick gulp and gone ...


 Can still see the lump in his throat ...

 As he heads off to find another tasty morsel ...

 He is a handsome fellow with a slight wound on his wing which hasn't slowed him down.  He has continued to hunt here for days diminishing our chipmonk population dramatically.  That is nature and it is probably a good thing as the chipmonks can creat a great deal of damage over time ... but still makes me a little sad :(

Andrea

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10 comments:

  1. Wow, awesome sighting and captures of the Heron with it's dinner. Happy June, enjoy your day!

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  2. what a great serie of images of your great blue. Loved the first image with a very impressed squirrel :)

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  3. My wimpy self would be sad too. Even knowing that the bird has to eat...

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  4. That is nature Andrea. Everything has to eat and nature know beter than us how to do that to keep all things in balance. These are a gorgeous series of shots.

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  5. And the Heron looks so innocent.
    Brilliant first photo......thank you!

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  6. What a majestic bird, but sadly that is nature. :(

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  7. What wonderful photos of your heron. I especially loved the first one with the squirrel looking on. Having this type of view from one's porch has to be awesome.

    I also enjoyed the elephant photos, although I always wonder about how they are treated. They are such beautiful animals.

    How is Izzi coming along with that splint thing on her leg? Pogo sends her a big lick and some woofs. Get well pretty girl.

    Today is cloudy, but comfortable. A good day to do a few things around the house and maybe a bit of crocheting. I'm waiting for a huge orange iris bud to open so that I can get photos of it.

    Now I'm off to do the dishes. You have a wonderful weekend my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

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  8. Great series on the Heron.

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  9. What an amazing/ and a little shocking thing to see and even have your camera ready for. By By chipmunk. That was not that squirrel was it???

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