August 9, 2011

Little Blue Heron

SDP  8-9-11
It's been raining quite regularly here for the past week. As soon as the rain dissipates, the birds meander out of their hiding places, like this little blue heron, which I spotted wading through a marsh area hunting for lunch. (It was successful, nabbing some type of worm.) Because of the daily thunderstorms (and the heat), all the plants are turning bright green. Some days I think we have our own little rainforest here.

7 comments:

Lois said...

What a beauty! I featured one of these birds on my blog not too long ago.

Kathy said...

We are so jealous. Still no rain in sun-parched Texas! But we also have blue herons and my family is lucky enough to have a big pond for them to stay cool in. Great photo you made here.

Farmchick said...

Beautiful bird

Jack said...

Gee, for a blue heron he has a lot of brown on his neck. I think maybe his mother was fooling around with a different kind of heron.

deeps said...

thats a lovely click...the bird seems to be hardly aware that someone is following her :P

Jim Klenke said...

trade ya. You didnt have to go in the marsh to get such a great shot?

Jacob said...

The rain is really something here, too, and I love the way everything turns green and lush!

This is a gorgeous photo...I don't think I've ever seen a heron that dark in color - in the neck area. It's quite striking!