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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Ardea cinerea

I was going to do a whole bunch of facts about the Grey Heron to go with this, but then I thought, ‘nah…..I’ll just do the pictures instead.’
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I usually find a Grey Heron standing at the edge of a lake, or slowly picking his way through the water............

like this chap............
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but a couple of days ago, I found this one walking along a metal fence.

Such concentration, as he picked his way slowly forward.

Eyes never straying from a fixed point ahead.


He stopped, and watched me; as I watched him.


A glance to his right……

A stare to his left………

and a gaze into my eyes……………
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I wonder what he was thinking?
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26 comments:

  1. WOW Keith what a gorgeous series !!!!
    This pics are amazing :) What a fascinating look he has !

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  2. Thank you Pescalune, glad you enjoyed them.
    With that dagger for a beak, I wouldn't want to upset him lol

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  3. Wow! That is an impressive serie! The close-up are just great! This grey heron look a lot like the Great blue heron we have in america!

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  4. Ah! One of my favourites, I love their solitary nature and rather prehistoric look. I love the one of him picking his way along the metal fence rail although it reminds me of the horrible narrow wooden thing we were made to walk along in PE at infant school, it was only a few inches off the ground but I was petrified of it :)

    Beautiful photos again Keith!

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  5. Thanks Dominic. I think they may be the same bird; just known by a different name between the two countries?

    Thanks Jan. They do have a certain 'presence' about them don't they.

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  6. He was thinking; "Where is that yank from Utah? He should be here to!" Thats what he was thinking. :)

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  7. A grey heron who does the balance beam act. The "look" to make sure you give her a "10". Great set of pictures. I like the new picture you have of yourself under about me. I now know what you look like. I have meet a few fellow bloggers just in passing. Are you headed to Utah, USA any time soon? Is so I'll keep a look out for you.

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  8. Herons are among my favourite birds. This guy was probably thinking about what he's write in his blog about the guy staring at him through the camera lens.

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  9. They are brilliant Keith, every one of them.

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  10. Great pictures. How can anything so gangly look so graceful?

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  11. They are just great photos Keith, thats what counts, sod the details.

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  12. Thanks Dale. Now that would be good. If you ever come over here......

    Hilary, I'd love to know what goes through their minds at times.

    Thanks for your comment David. You know, that would be great to be able to visit all my blogging friends, and spend some time with them.

    Thanks Bob :)

    JoLynne, thank you. They do look so clumsy one minute, and so graceful the next lol

    Cheers Roy, appreciate that. :)

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  13. There's something about Herons.. albeit they're much maligned birds they always fascinate me. Lovely captures and series of pictures Keith.. and perhaps one day, we'll meet up :D

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  14. Amazing series Keith--what a gorgeous bird, and he is doing a great balancing act on that high wire!

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  15. Thanks for your comment Tricia. And yea, I'd love to visit Barnes one day.....if I could brave that traffic lol

    Thanks Dixxe. Yea, I'm rather fond of Herons :)

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  16. You sure captured the character of this one.
    He is different in every photo. Wonderful set and yes it does make a person think. I wonder to what they think and how much.
    Amazing photography again

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  17. Keith, loved this post :) Thanks for sharing such great wildlife as you always do!

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  18. Thanks for your comments Lisa.
    This particular one was quite happy to pose for a while.

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  19. Hillary, thank you for your comment. Always appreciated.

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  20. Another brilliant set of shots. I wonder what he was looking for?

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  21. Thank you Claudia :)

    Thanks Kerry. Eventually he flew down to the edge of the river.

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  22. The scene is really grand, and solemn...

    From the Far East.
    Greetings.
    ruma

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  23. ruma, thank you for your comment. Hope your weekend is a good one.

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