A Great Blue Heron Kinda Morning

Our last walk at Theler Wetlands started just as most of our latest walks there have started, in a heavy fog, plus high tides. This Cormorant appeared to be walking on water in the middle of a lake, though it was really just standing on a log in the middle of the Union River.

We managed to get really close to this Great Blue Heron, so close that all I could fit into my camera frame was its head.

As we backed away, he continued to track prey, apparently oblivious to us.

Later, we startled another Heron close to the riverbank.

Not sure if we scared these female Green-Winged Teal,

but I liked this shot.

Unfortunately, this shot of a startled male Common Merganser isn’t as clear,

but it’s the first time I’ve spotted a male Common Merganser this Winter, so I was bound to include it here.

5 thoughts on “A Great Blue Heron Kinda Morning”

  1. Fantastic shot of the Great Blue Heron’s head. Plenty of the male Mergansers in breeding plumage down here in Northern California.

  2. Sir, these are pictures of rare excellence, for which I want to thank you again and again. I consider you one of the luckiest, and possibly, happiest men on Earth, for you participate in moments and event envied by many and accessible to the privileged few.
    BTW, is there any way to know the technical details of the camera / lens(es) set used by you?
    With kind regards,

    1. I used a Canon 7D Mark II with a 400mm DO IS II lens with an attached 1.4 extender, Tomasz and for most, but certainly not all, of my pictures. Since I adjust almost all of them in Photoshop I’m not quite sure how to include all the camera data on the pic.s

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