Friday, May 24, 2013

Excuse Me Have You Seen My Tail Feathers?

When I go back to my pond, it is not uncommon for me to see a Great Blue Heron, as they frequent my pond.  Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the Great Blue Heron to also see me... before I see it.  Therefore, my view is of the tail-end flying away.
Last weekend though, I had a 'lifer' encounter, as a Green Heron (Butorides virescens) flew out of some brush and landed in a tree to pose for me.  This sighting and photo opportunity is a first for me, and I was thrilled!!!
 © Misty DawnS
© Misty DawnS



I would have been thrilled too, you took fantastic photos of this Green Heron Misty. It's a joy to see them.

Kay L. Davies

Wow, super shots, Misty!

Nancy Claeys

is that normal? Lol. Great shot.


i love these silly birds. :)


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LG vom katerchen


OHhhhhhhhhh, I love the green heron. It's one of my favorites. You must add this link to these wonderful images on my Saturday Birding Meme [] -- it's open at NOON Texas time.




What a nice surprise Misty and super images.


Great shot and a lifer, too! YeeHaw! I love herons. Thanks for hosting! Have a grand weekend.


Great shots, indeed.

I visited family this past week in preparation for my departure and six month stay in India.

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Wow - fabulous shots!

Betty Manousos

wow misty.

these are absolutely gorgeous shots!
i love herons!


Betty Manousos

...and i also like your quirky post title!

Oz Girl

Wow Misty such beautiful photos... that guy gave you such an awesome photo opp! I love your post title too, LOL.


Great photos! I've never seen one that well posed.


A great shot!


Beautiful sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River,Canada.

Gorgeous shots, Misty!

Bruce Clark

Nice exposure and the colors are perfect.


Beautiful shots of the Green heron, Misty!


I saw one 2 weeks ago and unfortunately didn't get great shots like yours. Awesome!

Gunilla Bäck

Beautiful shots!


I'm back, visiting from I'd Rather B Birdin' ----LOVE this heron. It's one of my favorite birds, and your photos are picture post card perfect Dawn.


Such a pretty bird! You must be very lucky to get this perfect shot. Great!

EG CameraGirl

What a hoot! Green herons are my absolute most favourite birds!

Steffen Putzker

Fantastic photos are about Green Heron Misty...

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Ken Schneider

Nice images of the Greenie! It really looks as if it lost its tail, but maybe it's the camera angle.


How exciting and what fabulous photo's of this Heron. I have never seen this type before where I live.

Carole M.'s beautiful no matter which way you look at it; what a treat to get your photos too


I just love when they cooperate like that! You certainly did a great job taking advantage of his cooperation.

Teresa from Eden Hills

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