A Great Blue Heron Fishing

Driving by a man-made water canal connected directly to the ocean, I spotted this gorgeous Great Blue Heron.  We rode back around the block and dropped me off for these quick captures.

The Great Blue Heron never looked at me; but he did fluff up his wings and gorgeous feathers, I assumed because of my presence.  He knew I was there.

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Those wings and feathers settled back down as his eyes targeted something below in the water.  He stretched out and down.

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The water level was about 4-5 feet below the Great Blue Heron.  I knew he couldn’t reach that far without diving down.  Because of the odd situation, I knew he’d most likely fished here before, but at high tide, not the present low tide.

I turned to leave him be and walked back behind him to the car when the Great Blue Heron pulled back and curled up tight, fluffing those wings and beautiful feathers again.

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I am sure he was glad I was leaving.  Or maybe the Great Blue Heron was thinking twice about diving down and getting those gorgeous feathers wet and dirty.   🙂


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