Archives for great blue heron

Down by the Bay

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

  While walking down by the bay we spotted a pair of lesser yellowlegs shorebirds.  These were most likely migrant birds passing through.  We had seen the greater yellowlegs while in British Columbia last year. These were feeding in a muddy patch and some shallow water left over from the high waters in the lake where it flooded a few areas on the waterfront trail. I was lucky to capture the great blue heron just as it took off in its hunt for more food. It has a huge wingspan. It has been foggy overnight and when we arrived there
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Keeping Their Balance

Categories: Down by the Bay.

    Viewing wildlife is one of the reasons we go for walks down by the bay.  This year the water levels have been so high due to the heavy spring rains that regular viewing and nesting places have frequently been under water.  But today we saw some mallard ducks and the heron who had found new places to rest. How do they keep their balance?  They tuck up one leg and perfectly still on the other leg for ages. This group of mallard ducks had found a napping place on some sunny rocks. The great blue heron thought he
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Great Blue at the Pond

Categories: Around Quinte and Lens Friends.

At a busy intersection at the north end of town is Reid’s Dairy Plaza.  Reid’s Dairy is where milk and ice cream are made.  At the back of the plaza there is a pond and behind the pond is a parking lot and Home Depot.  So it is a very busy spot for traffic.  The dairy has a castle tower, a covered pavilion, and play structure, a little barn and bridge for the goats and a walk way around the pond. The pond is a favourite place to wander around eating some ice cream or sipping a Loonie milkshake.  
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Heron Reflections

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

One of my favourite water birds to capture with the camera is the great blue heron.   They can be found down by the bay and on the river.   There tall and graceful bodies seem to be moving in almost slow motion as they stalk their prey. Patiently waiting. Looking for a tasty little fish. Preening after eating. I’m sharing with Weekend Reflections, I’d Rather B Birdin’, Camera Critters, Have a look at some more of my lens friends photos.
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