You probably all know by now that I am very fortunate to have my house back onto a lake (a small one), but lots of birds seem to enjoy it. I don’t know who enjoys it more – the birds or me.
Yesterday, the first visitor of the Fall season appeared – one of my favorites. It was the Small Blue Heron. That is his official name. He has to have this differentiation because we have the Great Blue Heron, which is MUCH BIGGER.
This smaller heron is gorgeous when seen up close, and especially in sunlight. His feathers are an iridescent dark blue, and the sun makes the colors bounce and dance, and it is really spectacular. His beak is a greenish yellow as are his legs.
So, here is the very lovely early visitor:
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Please pardon the poor view. It took me less than a minute to get my camera and shoot, and during that time, he moved closer to the edge of the lake and then disappeared altogether as he meandered, searching for delicious insects and maybe a fish or two.
I’ll keep watching and try to get a better view next time. 🙂
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