First heron of the season

I headed out to North Chagrin Reservation in search of some swallows, but found herons instead. There was nary a swallow in sight. That I don’t understand because they are usually flying over the marsh and resting on the railings of the boardwalk. Instead, the herons were flying over the marsh and wading in it in search of their meal. So a heron it is today!

First he spread his wings and shook them to fluff out his feathers.

2012_04_northchagrin_164

Then he positioned himself carefully and posed for the “Great Bird Profile Competition.” 
He does look like a winner, doesn’t he? 

2012_04_northchagrin_173

Thanks for stopping by today. I must be up at silly o’clock in the morning, so I am off to bed before it gets any later. This has been a slightly cool but lovely day in northeast Ohio. More of the same tomorrow, I hope.

See you soon.
Carolyn aka Skip

6 thoughts on “First heron of the season

Add yours

  1. Hi Skip! This is great work! Especially the reflection pic! Just lovely. I just wanted to tell you that I was in my yard in Texas (I live in the country) just standing early one beautiful morning, taking it all in, and I heard this “swishing” of wings overhead, (something new), when a very large flock of herons began passing overhead, spread out over the whole of my sky, so graceful and amazing, I was awestruck. Thank you Skip for the good work that you do bringing nature and the beauty of birds to all of us here. You do great work!

    Like

LET'S TALK! ----It’s your turn now.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Walking with a Smacked Pentax

A photographic journey through the North of England, Scotland and Wales

2 Old Guys Walking

Exploring the Walking Trails and History of South - Central Ontario, Canada

Foggy Point Light Blog

Jeff Burns - Author

WALKIN', WRITIN', WIT & WHIMSY

Strolling around SE Michigan & sending joy in the journey.

Back Porch Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to Our Home

45 Degrees North

Adventures at the Polar Equator and Beyond

olddogsnewtruck

putting down roots in Maine

Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature as Art

Nature & Wildlife Photography

Cynthia Reyes

The blog of Canadian author Cynthia Reyes

Eliza Waters

My Own Paradise: Life on Seven and a Half Acres

Notes From the Hinterland

A blog about nature, home, community, books, writing, the environment, food, and rural life.

Weekly Fifty

Exploring the wonders of creation through a 50mm lens...and other lenses too.

BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

Journeys with Johnbo

Reflections on places traveled and photos taken.

breezes at dawn

the breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you... ~ Rumi

Backyard Bird Nerd

"Consider the birds of the air...."

%d bloggers like this: