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Huge heron ... not a plastic one !


Huge heron ... not a plastic one !

Here's the Heron from my recent blog ...

In this pic you can see how close it was to my garden ...on a roof beyond my Clematis armandii ...



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They always look so strange perched on roof tops, don't they. I bet he's got his eye on some poor persons pond.

4 Aug, 2010

 

Hi Gee....
The heron visited several times ... always early morning ...

4 Aug, 2010

 

i agree with Gee they do lokk stange, to big haha but lovely birds, great shot Terra ;o))

4 Aug, 2010

 

He looks huge TT ,great photo .

4 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra and Janette ..
It was really large bird ... :o)

4 Aug, 2010

 

they look odd on post & rail fences too ( usually eyeing up my pond) Grrrr

4 Aug, 2010

 

I think maybe I should delete this pic...
it won't be popular with pond owners ! :o(((

4 Aug, 2010

 

they are wonderful birds Tt when they fly over they remind me of ptereodactyls and I've been fascinated to watch the tiny swallows case him away from the babies---

4 Aug, 2010

 

We get one sitting on the bridge and staring into the stream. I suppose there must be tiny fish in there.

4 Aug, 2010

 

Very majestic looking birds, I love them. There is a Heronry just near us and we often see them around.

4 Aug, 2010

 

My gardens are in quite a built-up area ... I put this pic on because it's unusual to see such a magnificent bird around the roof tops here ... It did look stunning .. :o)

4 Aug, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They are wonderful in the right place ! we had one that appeared at the same time each evening to steal fish from in our pond at our last house , even a wire round it didn't stop him ......

4 Aug, 2010

 

Oh, that's a shame, Amy.
I guess someone around my neighbourhood must have a fish pond ...

4 Aug, 2010

 

Well spotted Tt great photo. I have chased one away from my pond once this year. I wasn't fast enough to get his photo.

4 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Homebird...
I put a closer pic. of the heron on my blog, but this shows how near the heron was to my garden ... Not a normal sight around here !

4 Aug, 2010

 

Great photo TT.

4 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Clarice :o)

4 Aug, 2010

 

Loved your blog and this picture is super, there are two trout fisheries near me and I often see a heron flying by........no doubt en route to one or the other lake, but I can imagine it was quite a suprise to see one in a built up area, you did well to catch the moment :o)

4 Aug, 2010

 

It would look great on ispyabird Terratoonie lol would nt upset no one then , its a great photo.

4 Aug, 2010

 

Brilliant pic TT. :o)))

4 Aug, 2010

 

When we went to Chester Zoo some time ago there were herons all around one of the larger ponds. I never realised they were such big birds until I got so close. Only a few feet away.

5 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Neena, Sixpence, Linda and Dorjac ...
Yes, I was surprised how big this bird was ...
... and visiting such a built up area !

5 Aug, 2010

 

Great photo TT - he looks quite regal perched up there

7 Aug, 2010

 

Hi Terry60 ...
I wonder what he was looking for ... fish... poultry ? ;o)

7 Aug, 2010

 

POULTRY - !!

7 Aug, 2010

 

:o)

7 Aug, 2010

 

Amazing picture!

7 Aug, 2010

 

He's lovely. My son and I love the herons. We used to live by the river and would always see them by the weir. When he was little my son always called him "Mr Heron" and we still call them Mr or Mrs Heron today! Funny !

8 Aug, 2010

 

i'm not too keen Tt, they give me the creeps, I think its their eyes, prehistoric:-(

8 Aug, 2010

 

Looks very statuesque -no doubt keeping an eye on your fish to make sure that they don't come to any harm Terra ;-)

8 Aug, 2010

kev
Kev
 

smashing photo terra and blog too great

8 Aug, 2010

 

used to keep koi carp,and dreaded these turning up,very expensive fish to lose!

8 Aug, 2010

 

I meant to ask is that another heron flying in the sky too Terra?

8 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks everyone...
Richard ... I don't think that's another heron in the sky.

9 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Terra ..just wondered ;-)

9 Aug, 2010

 

I took the photo very early morning, wearing pyjamas ...standing on a plastic chair in my garden... Lol.

I had just turned my camera off when the heron lifted its wings and flew away slowly.... so I missed the flight shot... another time, I'll stay on the chair however long it takes, to get the action pic :o)

9 Aug, 2010

 

They've no consideration Terra have they, waiting for you to switch off your camera before flying away..they have got no manners these days.....lol ;-)

9 Aug, 2010

 

Lol. :o)))

9 Aug, 2010

 

Nice pic' there, I had a visit not too long ago I'll show you mine (if you'll pardon the expression)

10 Aug, 2010

 

Hi Cliveanne ..
There's a closer pic of the heron above, on my recent blog "Garden Guests".

10 Aug, 2010

 

Nice picture thank you for the pointer.

10 Aug, 2010

 

Tt, still think he's plastic, ha :0)))

10 Aug, 2010

 

He looks plastic I have to say

9 Oct, 2010

 

The heron flew away soon after this pic was taken ..

the world's first flying plastic heron ... ;o)

9 Oct, 2010

 

;o))))))

9 Oct, 2010

 

Well spotted Tt great photo. they remind me of prehistoric times,i have been lucky in the past to have had one visit ,my neighbours house that backs on to mine have really really high conifers and one pitchers at the very top of tree,i've never been quick enough to get out there in time with my camera

10 Oct, 2010

 

LOL, i've have just fell in you (monkey ) good one

10 Oct, 2010

 

This heron stayed quite a long time...
... unfortunately, I'd just turned off my camera as it flew away, so I didn't get an "air shot"...

13 Oct, 2010

 

I like the 'pose'!

31 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks, Jbardet ...
I didn't notice the other bird flying overhead till I had the photo larger on the computer screen !

1 Nov, 2010

 

That's awesome - looks like a big bird flying above it too

5 Nov, 2010

 

Yes, it was the "bird event of the year" around here...
the usual local "feathered friends" are sparrows and blackbirds. .Lol.

5 Nov, 2010

 

What a great photo.
I love herons, they look so pre-historic when they fly, like a pterodactyl. We have a lot in the river behind our house, luckily they don't venture up to my ponds. Very reclusive around here, can't get too close or they fly. I've heard many people complain of them cleaning out their ponds though, they could do some damage on the rubber liners too.

23 Mar, 2011

 

Hi Rbtp ~ Thanks. :o)

Yes, herons are majestic and wouldn't look out of place in Jurassic Park ..lol...

These huge birds certainly do invade pools and steal the fish...
I don't have a pond .... glad they don't visit yours..

23 Mar, 2011

 

we've been getting visits from the heron ( Grrrrr) what does seem to deter him is a big childs windmill--any movement spooks him ---

23 Mar, 2011

 

Fantastic shot TT mind you I would not like it in my garden .

At this time of year I can get pheasants wonder in .

13 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Pam...
Windmill will keep the herons away on windy days...Lol.

Thanks Scotkat ...
I was pleased to get this pic...
Good luck in photographing the pheasants ! ;o)

13 Oct, 2011



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