Sunday, February 2, 2014

Great Blue Heron

Our resident great blue heron

A regular visitor in our back yard is this heron, which for the past couple of months we have seen almost every time we go out. It seems to be getting more and more familiar with people, and recently has been standing right next to the pathways even when there are quite a few people going by. Herons are very common in the area and we see quite a few regularly, but this one has fairly distinctive plumage on its belly where others that we have seen have none. At first I though that was a male/female difference, but evidently it's not and telling them apart can be difficult. In any event, because it's been so close to the path and standing so still I am able to get some good pictures.


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