Thursday – Little Personal #JusJoJan

I was in the backyard watching the dogs and under cloudy skies saw a couple of sights that made me smile. We can always count on seeing a brown heron or pelican on the beach. A Great Blue Heron is something not often seen. So imagine my surprise when this guy wandered into the scene.

IMG_1305

 

He stayed around a while and seemed content with doing his robust fishing in a fresher water supply. Then a group of his white feathered friends swooped down and started working the grass.

IMG_1306

 

Sorry, I couldn’t get closer.

This post is part of JusJoJan and if you would like to play go to the rules post. http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/

jjj-2016

And in case you missed it, I have a couple of books for sale. Check the sidebar to the right.

 

34 comments

  1. What a lovely image to begin my day. Herons are so majestic. John, have a thriving Thursday. Hugs.

    1. You as well Teagan. 🙂

  2. Beautiful bird. Think I remember seeing herons or something like them in Florida. Not a very common sight.

    1. Yes they are in Florida.

  3. Nice shot, John. We have a Great Blue Heron who lives around the lake behind our house. It’s fun to watch him nose dive for his dinner. They’re beautiful creatures.

  4. It’s the opposite up north. I see Great Blue Herons, at least what I think they are, but I never see Pelicans. They never even accidentally wander up north. They are obviously very wise birds.

    1. I would say so. Unless they have good boots.

  5. Great photo. Herons are interesting birds. I love how they stalk their dinner.

    1. Very patient too. Thanks

  6. Now that is a beautiful bird. I like pelicans. A pity they’re not up here.

    1. Yes. They would need coats and Uggs just to walk around.

      1. And mittens for the wings.

      2. That too. And a beak cover.

  7. What a lovely picture.It must have been fascinating seeing him up close fishing for his meal. 🙂

    1. He caught a few before I took the photo. I love the way they toss a fish into the air (slightly) to turn it to heads first.

      1. I didn’t realise they were fussy eaters as well 🙂

      2. Fish dorsal fins down’t go down well backwards. I guess the birds learn this at a young age. 🙂

      3. Ha! You can tell I am not very clued up on birds and animals, but it was interesting to learn that 🙂

  8. I get that every day out my office window, but not the white ones. The herons look like pterodactyls when they glide in about shoulder height.

    1. I hear them at night and they sound like pterodactyls.

  9. I miss seeing these guys in Gulfport. Beautiful photos, John!

  10. Oh wow beautiful. I am robustly jealous :-). I used to go for a walk at a river in Germany and often saw one of his grey brothers or sisters. Herons are so beautiful 🙂

    1. It is strange that they are found all over the world as well.

  11. How nice to have him come up near your back yard! Glad you shared him with us!

    1. My wife got a better one today. Darn!!!

  12. I love your pictures. Wish I lived near water. JusJoJan, hunh! Well you know how I’d do with that.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

    1. Thanks. My wife got a better shot and the Heron is very pretty

  13. Close enough, John… very much so,

%d bloggers like this: