Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great Blue Heron - Up Close

It's not uncommon to be able to drive right past a Great Blue Heron standing along side the road on the auto tour at RNWR. (I seem to be posting a lot from there here lately. I guess it says something about the weather we've been having) Such was the case with this one. It posed very nicely for me.
As I was taking pictures of it standing all picturesque, I recalled a recent post by Nature Nut of the feet of a Great Blue Heron and decided to take some shots of both its head and legs. Notice that the toe in the foreground appears to be missing its claw.
Great Blue's are quite common, but I never get tired of taking pictures of them as they are very elegant and interesting.


  1. I have to believe its the same bird I have seen there twice. Maybe he likes the attention??

  2. I think you are right. I think it was the same one there again today.