Great Blue Heron plus Two


I thought you’d enjoy a nice brief post with a few photographs to enjoy your weekend.  They were taken between my birthday on October 2 and October 4.  Hey, did I tell you that I turned 78 on that day on the 2nd?  Darn, I must have forgot.  They say that you lose two thing when you get old.  One is your memory.  I can’t remember what the second one is.

Great Blue Heron with fish

Anyway, we were driving around Middle Concho Park, checking out the rising level of the water.  We got over 7 inches of rain finally. and things are looking good.  This Great Blue Heron was enjoying himself, too, partaking of the goodies in the water.

Great Egret

This Great Egret was watching for the same thing, but I didn’t hang around long enough to see if he was as successful.  I love this reflection.

Belted Kingfisher

In another area we saw three Belted Kingfisher flying around and arguing over territorial rights.  This one finally perched across the river to catch it’s breath.

Click on any image to see an enlargement.

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25 thoughts on “Great Blue Heron plus Two

  1. Bob, the reflection of the egret is striking, well done, and I really like the great blue heron, too. Now, about the belted kingfisher – I love your photo morethan I love the bird. Here, the kingfishers have a sort of symbiotic relationship with the great blue herons: the kingfishers serve as a sort of early warning system and alert the herons upon my approach. I can be scoping out a location, getting into position for a nice shot without the heron detecting my presence, and then suddenly a kingfisher will swoop off making that unmistakable “slipping fanbelt” noise of theirs and spook the heron. This has happened repeatedly over nearly a decade. Lol.

  2. I’m especially fond of the GBH image Bob. The kingfisher is perhaps at the top of my nemesis bird list as I don’t see them very often and when I do they NEVER let me get close. Happy (belated) Birthday!

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