More of the Heron

Great Blue Heron
This was its basic position the while time I was there.

In spite of the fact that it was only 23° F and there was a cold breeze blowing, I went down to the river to stalk the heron. And there it was, sitting sleeping on a rock, oblivious to people with children and dogs walking by. I made myself as comfortable as I could while sitting on snow-covered ground to take some photos. The heron didn’t do much. Every once in a while it would move a leg or open its mouth.

Great Blue Heron
I think its trying to say something to me.
Great Blue Heron
It moved one of its legs trying to make me think it was going to do something interesting.

After about a half and hour, I had to get up and walk around to get the blood circulating through my frozen body. When I came back, it was still in the same place, same position. I sat there for another 20 minutes as I turned into a popsicle and when it still didn’t do anything, I left. As I’m walking to my car, I look back and the heron flew right over me, taunting me. But at that point my fingers were too cold to press down on the shutter.Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Then it just looked at me.

Maralee

6 Replies to “More of the Heron”

    1. Its funny how the weather changes. When I took these photos it was freezing. Actually below freezing. A few days later the weather changes and we’ve had balmy 55-60 degree weather for several days. Highly unusual here this time of year. Now we’re back to normal temps.

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