Walter took off like the man of Steel himself! One thing about Blue Herons is that they are very beautiful but very squawky! They always sound pissed off! Kingfishers and Stellar jays belong to the squawky club as well!
It’s hard to see but there is a Blue Heron in the top shot.
I set up a trail camera station for Trumpeter Swans. Fingers crossed that they’ll do the Tofino two step for me!
This is Walter. I disturbed him while he was searching for dinner. He tolerates me.
We all know about 2020,so no need to flog a dead horse. I find we are such an optimistic species! With each coming year we hope it will be better than the last………….having said that…..It won’t take much to beat this year! So HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Whenever you see a Blue Heron with it’s neck curled It’s resting and or sleeping. This one didn’t seem to mind me getting close enough to take this shot. I found the bird and the setting beautiful!
Walter posed for me tonight.
I wanted to line up those gorgeous clouds in the background with the Heron in the foreground but this Heron was wise to me!
I had to beach the boat and walk in the shallows. I am constantly taking shots as I walk. I call them “Safety” shots. If the animal takes off before I can get to that “special spot” at least I have something. Ten percent of something is better than one hundred percent of nothing.
So this Heron took off before I could reach that spot unfortunately!
I found Walter kicking back. You know a Heron is relaxed If the neck is coiled. When it’s stands straight up it’s beginning to feel worried.
This is the light I love………. Golden!
This Blue Heron caught a small fish. It was so happy it was doing the mudflat two step!
I was trying to line this Heron up with the moon.It took me into the shallows.I was worried about my prop being smacked by a rock.It took my attention away for just a few seconds but long enough for me to miss it “jumping”! Would of been a great shot!
All birds turn their heads sideways so they can keep a eye on you!
I took out two photographers with me today.We went up into Fortune Channel looking for bears & found 4. On the way back I stopped in at Tsapee Narrows to visit with the Daredevil. To show you how each have unique personalities, he refused to come over because I had two strangers with me! I saw him last night & no problem! He’s done this before,so I half expected it. The problem is he’s the only eagle around right now! Delilah has gone to the salmon streams,as well as Maggie/Moe & Romeo! Juliette is being a fuss pot,so the only hope I had was with the Daredevil.
I’ll have to have a little chat with him next time.
I’ve never seen a Heron do this before.It was standing on some Bull kelp in the middle of the channel. That Kelp has to be 60 feet long! It’s anchoured on the bottom with a “holdfast”.Small fish like the cover the kelp provides but this very smart Heron has figured it out!