Great Blue Heron


I am looking forward to exploring Eastern Neck NWR next year when we build nearby.  It is a small, out of the way refuge that I’ve only visited a few times in prior years.  It is especially known for the approximate 2,000 Tundra Swan that arrive late November and winter there until March.

Of course, I’ve already been down to Eastern Neck NWR a few times the past month, and I easily found this beautiful Great Blue Heron hanging out, waiting for Spring to arrive.


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Great Blue Heron


30 thoughts on “Great Blue Heron

  1. When you have your new home, it’s going to be just like me, with birds in the backyard! Excellent shot, Donna. 🙂

  2. Lovely photo Donna. And how exciting that you are going to be living near the wildlife refuge! Lucky you! I expect you will be spending plenty of time there birdwatching and taking heaps of photos. I can’t wait to see all those Tundra swans later in the year. 🙂

    • Thank you, Sue! We are very excited, trying to get started now on designing a house to build. I’ve seen the Tundra Swans years ago, and oh my, it is a beautiful sight to see so many! I hope to share lots of photos of them for sure. 🙂

    • Thank you, Sel! I do love GBHs. Yes, we are building it ourselves. We are presently in search of hiring an architect to design our thoughts and vision on paper and in a final set of plans to begin. We are not rushing, so we get it right. We hope to break ground Spring 2022. 🙂

  3. Handsome heron! I love how his gray-blue coloring contrasts with the straw colored reeds… Living near a wildlife refuge and having swans around for the winter will be amazing. 🙂

    • Thank you, Reed! It is relatively small and definitely out of the way, and doesn’t have a wildlife drive we all love so much. Many, including myself, think more of going to BlackwaterNWR or BHookNWR when driving that distance. However, every time I’ve gone, there was always something awesome to see, especially the Tundra Swans in the winter time!

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