Sunday, 10 July 2011

Grey Heron




photographed in Brodick, Isle of Arran





22 comments:

Jade said...

Wonderfully captured moment!
That is really something :) :)

Wren said...

Handsome bird. I wonder who he's waiting for?

Pat said...

What a bonus! Not only a great wooden bridge, but a wonderful visitor, too!

Oh said...

I never tire of bird pictures, in fact of nature, photographed, while it's happening or in this case, just chillin' on a fence.

Always a pleasure to stop here.

And I am in love with all the naming of geographic things you have.

Pomona said...

He made me think of an old man, hunched up in his grey overcoat and dreaming of times past!

Pomona x

NatureFootstep said...

nice capture. :)

Dartford Warbler said...

Beautiful. There is something almost prehistoric, pterodactyl-like, about herons.

Dimple said...

Nice shot! It's wonderful to catch birds when their camouflage isn't working!

Lesley said...

I only ever see them actually in the water or on a rock in the water, this is something special!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Must be full!

gabriellebryden said...

I really love this photo - I can imagine the bird sidestepping along the fence, for some reason :)

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Wonderful photo, lovely bird.

KaHolly said...

Perfect capture! A bridge with some distinction - in this case, a lookout perch! Lovely!

RoadBunner said...

What a beautiful bird.

The Weaver of Grass said...

One of my favourite birds Juliet - we have them on our beck here on the farm and one of the nicest things about the Netherlands last year was to see so many herons and so tame that they didn't fly off when we got close to them.

Christina said...

Beautiful creature.

Thank you for stopping by and your sweet words.

Magyar said...

...and here, the Great Blue Herons wade the shoreline, without perceptable motion... 'till that instant!
__Lovely! _m

bunnits said...

I love the herons. I recently got a treat when I saw some Green Herons at the river. Haven't spotted any of them in many years.

Martin H. said...

Great to see that there are still Herons on Arran. Did you ever get to that wooded pathway to the beach near Kilmory? There was a huge Heronry there many years ago. I'm just curious as to whether it's still there.

JM said...

Grey Herons are awesome! Great spotting.

DazyDayWriter said...

Love this, Juliet! Heron's are good luck for me ...

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