Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More Heron Photos from Newport News

A previous post showed photos of a Great Blue Heron that visited the Habitat and photos of a Tri-colored Egret taken during a trip to Tampa. The last year has produced a bumper crop of heron and egret photos.

Let’s continue with photos of another great blue heron taken during a May trip to Newport News, Virginia. This fellow was found in a stream of about 15 feet in width located behind a hotel that we were staying in. Of course, I spotted him from the window of a third floor room – grab the camera and run.

Fortunately, by the time I got to the stream, the heron was just taking flight. I got these photos. What an amazingly majestic bird, even when only slightly off the ground (or water). He continued to fly higher and higher, eventually lost to me beyond a stand of pine trees.
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