Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 157 ~

On a recent visit to my favorite birding spot,
Lake of the Lilies

I was so surprised to see a Great Blue Heron still hanging around.

Preening...

and really blending in with the background! 
In fact the hubs spotted this one before I did, he was a tad excited.

I wonder if it plans on staying for the winter?

Sharing today's images with 
Eileen at Viewing Nature With Eileen 

26 comments:

  1. Hello Debbie!:) Lovely captures of the Heron, and beautiful photos,...love the colours. Americo often spots things before I do,...what would we do without them!:)

    Thanks for the info, about your ice post. Have a nice weekend!:)

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  2. What a beautiful place! Looks so peaceful and a great place to take your beautiful photos!
    hughugs

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  3. One of my favorites! The background is beautiful!

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  4. Great catch! - and I like the name of the lake, too - Lake of the Lilies seems like it would be a beautiful place to visit!

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  5. A strikingly handsome kinda guy! Lovely photos Debbie!
    Happy holiday wishes!

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  6. It is amazing how much everything blends into the background these days, your teaching that man of yours to spot those birds good!! Greg says that is why he likes me along I see things he would have missed :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Lake looks very peaceful. Happy weekend Debbie...

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  8. Looks like the heron and the duck are friends :)

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  9. The heron was combing, and the duck was watching, Debbie.
    Cute photos. Good Saturday.
    Besos.

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  10. I take it, they usually winter elsewhere...

    Wishing you snow fall, and sparkles, and lots of old time holiday music!
    Luna Crone

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  11. Fantastic captures of the Blue Heron ~ thanks,

    Wishing you peace in your days ~ ^_^

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  12. Hello Debbie, pretty shots of the Heron. If they can catch fish, they may still year round. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. Happy Christmas to you and your family!

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  13. Such a beautiful place to photograph that amazing blue heron
    Xoxo

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  14. Such a beautiful place to photograph that amazing blue heron
    Xoxo

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  15. I'm not surprised that you were surprised to see her. Maybe heron he is waiting for you and will soon fly away. Regards.

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  16. Great Blues adopt such interesting poses!

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  17. Whether the Heron stays or not, you got some amazing pictures of him.

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  18. It has been amazing to see all the different birds that didn't leave yet for the winter. It has been unseasonably warm; but now it is way cold. As always, I enjoy your bird photos. Hugs~

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  19. Hello Debbie!
    Beautiful autumn picture.
    Heron fantastic posing for photos.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucja

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  20. Great shots of the heron. I know you must be happy to capture him. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. He really is a beauty, Debbie.
    I think they are such magnificent-looking birds.

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  22. Nice to see your photo's Debbie
    Thanks for sharing

    All the best Jan

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  23. Great shot of the heron. Hope he stays a while for more pics.

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