Feathers on Friday: On Golden Pond

Here is one of the beauties we saw at the Green Cay Wetlands reserve last Sunday. This Tri-colored Heron in all his glory, was looking for a hapless fish to spear with his long pointy beak.

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It didn’t take long before he was targeting his prey.

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Probably just a small minnow went down the hatch, but he strutted off looking very well pleased with himself.

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If you have any bird photos for Charlotte’s ‘Feather’s on Friday’ challenge, you’ll find her here.

Wishing you all a splendid weekend. It’s hubby’s birthday on Sunday, so as a special treat, he’ll be getting to take the day off from his renovation work.

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107 comments on “Feathers on Friday: On Golden Pond

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  3. This may mean I am caught up, Sylvia! I went to the Delaware (Oh) Arts Festival three times, also saw the Mother’s Day movie, which ended up a teary but sweet story intertwining a few lives along the way, with a coworker. Take care and thanks for the beautiful golden pond with the pretty and majestic heron! πŸ™‚

  4. Great capture of the heron. It’s amazing to see them fishing in such clear water.

    Wish hubby a very happy birthday and a well deserved day off to play!

  5. What a wonderful character….expertly caught by youπŸ’žI think you’re developing a real skill as a bird life photographer…..love the colours and framing of these😊

  6. This tri-colored Heron is beautiful and her colors contrast the golden pond perfectly! Have a great birthday celebration for hubby! I’m sure he will appreciate a day off 🍹🍷🍻

    • Thanks, Gilly. Yes, I wouldn’t like to get skewered on that beak. Hubby has just finishing tiling the laundry and is on the second coat of paint, then he can relax until tomorrow. πŸ˜€

  7. Your feathery shots are getting amazing. I wanted to zoom in on this beauty, but regardless I can see how tack sharp the images are. The colour scheme is gorgeous too.

  8. a beautiful bird.. did he not perhaps leave the prints in the caked mud lately? If he had fooled you he would just as delightedly have strutted off…
    Amazing shots. I like the circles in the water…
    Did you take the right sequence of pics? 1-2-3 or rather 2-1-3?

  9. What a fabulous golden pond, love your photos here Sylvia. The contrast with Little Blue Heron is stunning. Have a wonderful weekend too, and many happy birthday wishes to hubby and a well deserved rest! πŸ™‚ xx

  10. Beautiful photographs dear Sylvia, golden pond giving a wonderful background to the bird… Loved them. Thank you, have a nice day and weekend, Love, nia

  11. I had to read this to my hubby. Anyone who happened to see a blue heron might be able to take a picture of it standing in the water. If a person happened to be patient, they might capture him capturing a fish and fleeing the scene. But NOBODY can give it the personality you do. I love the last line, “Probably just a small minnow went down the hatch, but he strutted off looking very well pleased with himself.” I don’t know that I would have captured the right verb, but he did strut, and the emotion… well you are just brilliant.

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