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Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Great Blue Herons are year round residents here but I didn't see much of this one during the summer and was happy to see him back on his usual perch high in an evergreen tree above the Sailor's Cove end of the West Bay Walkway. He's there most mornings, alternately preening and snoozing in the sun. I'm guessing that these birds are the most photographed birds in North America because they're big, they're widespread, they often live in or near urban environments, and (photographer's delight) they often stand perfectly still for long periods of time. Over the last few years they've appeared on this blog at least a half dozen times.


Paul in Powell River said...

You're bang on, I've done them several times myself, with another one in the pipeline! :D

They are indeed a photogs' delight!

JoJo said...

I've been pleased to see them on the Cape too, in the salt marshes. They are beautiful creatures.

Jack said...

I pull out my camera just about every time I see them, too.

Rob Siemann said...

Wow, beautiful shot!