Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Stephen Barnard sends two lovely photos of a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) from Idaho. Click to enlarge:

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14 Comments

  1. Cliff Melick
    Posted June 29, 2014 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this Jerry, and thank you Stephen for the photographs of my absolute favorite bird.

  2. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 29, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Herons look so much like pterodactyls when they fly.

    I also remember seeing one that came back early one winter who was looking at the ice on the stream with utter disappointment.

    • Cliff Melick
      Posted June 29, 2014 at 6:57 am | Permalink

      Just how old are you? 🙂

    • Cliff Melick
      Posted June 29, 2014 at 6:57 am | Permalink

      Just how old are you? 🙂

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted June 29, 2014 at 7:23 am | Permalink

        Shhhhh or I’ll have to move again.

        • Posted June 29, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

          It took me a minute, but now that I get your response, well done…that’s funny.

          • Jesper Both Pedersen
            Posted June 29, 2014 at 11:42 am | Permalink

            I’d appreciate it if she’d tell her yang to stop tossing whales.

            It’s downright irresponsible.

    • Posted June 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

      I worked at an observatory out in a lake that would freeze in the winter. Because it was spring fed and did note freeze solid there were many cracks, holes and bits of open water. The Great Blue Herons would stand on the ice for hours waiting for a passing fish to spear. And then sometimes a Golden or Bald Eagle would show up to contest the catch of the day. The herons often won.

  3. Posted June 29, 2014 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    I saw a blue heron just yesterday, flying to my left exactly like that! It would be a sign if I had the sensus divinitatus to understand it.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted June 29, 2014 at 7:24 am | Permalink

      Or a glitch in the Matrix.

  4. Posted June 29, 2014 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    More exquisite photography — he could create a lovely 2015 nature calendar (2016, 2017 ….)!

  5. Posted June 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful shots Stephen, thanks.


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