Mr. Reliable

I often joke I’m never going to take another picture of a Great Blue Heron because I already have a hard-drive filled with them.

Inevitably, though, I take at least one or two more shots every time I visit Theler Wetlands. I take even more shots on days when birding is slow. After all, what photographer can resist a shot of a Great Blue Heron standing guard on a giant stump in the middle of a flooded wetland?

Great Blue Herons are largely indifferent to humans and are just as apt to walk towards you as to fly away.

When they don’t fly away, ducks just sit there indifferently; Great Blue Heron’s will often strike dramatic poses.

On foggy mornings, Great Blue Herons are often the only birds you can get close enough to photograph.

4 thoughts on “Mr. Reliable

  1. I’ve been enjoying your blog for years and have long meant to tell you so. I agree that the stump picture is real art but I think my favorite great blue heron photo of yours was posted on Oct. 5th; it’s the heron coming in for a landing and it made me laugh.

    So thanks for all the bird, flower, insect and landscape photos. And for the poetry and for your other observations.

    • And thanks for letting me you still enjoy my blog.

      The heron on the stump probably wouldn’t be my favorite Heron shot, either, but I’d have to be a lot better organized than I am to choose a favorite.

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