Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Great Blue Heron

At the end of the boardwalk in Ocean Grove,
there is a small lake where a few Herons hang out.
One of our favorite places to ride the bikes,
we always make a pit stop at the lake to see who's hanging around.
 
On September 21, 2012, we got lucky.
I had such an overload of pictures at that time,
I never got the chance to share these.
In this picture, before he sees us, his neck is down, he is unguarded.
 
Once he spots us, his guard goes up as well as his neck.
Right after I took this picture, he was airborn.
The Great Blue Heron is my favorite bird to photograph.
 
We headed back to the boardwalk to finish our bike ride,
this was the pretty view from the boards.
 
The boardwalk here in Ocean Grove
was destroyed during Super Storm Sandy.
 

25 comments:

  1. i love gbhs, too. :)

    hope you made it thru the winds okay.

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  2. Awesome pictures,Debbie.I'll have to come to your world so I can get decent pictures of the Great Blue Heron. :)

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  3. Such beautiful photos! How awe-inspiring it must have been to see him!

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  4. Oh Debbie beautiful and lucky is all I have to say. HUGS B

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  5. I am a Heron fan as well. They are interesting birds. Wonderful photos of them. It's still distressing to hear about the slow recovery from Sandy. I am hoping that this storm does no more harm.

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  6. Those herons are so crafty. I can't tell you how many times I've just about to click the shutter, and they fly off before I do. One even honked at me as he flew away.

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  7. These are really amazing pictures!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the Great Blue Herons. Which makes me think that I haven't seen ours much this winter. Hope he's okay and survived the harsh weather we've had. Your photos are great as always! Too sad about the boardwalk, those storms can sure be destructive.

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  9. Stunning photographs, Debbie! It's always a delight to see these elegant birds. Great Blue Herons are one of my favorite subjects to photograph too. I hope they will be able to restore the boardwalk once the warmer weather returns.

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  10. Beautiful shots, Debbie. Seeing these makes me even more impatient for sunny, spring days to come. Haha! We ate our big Grands. Oh my! Secretly, I could have eaten 2 of them. Yum!! We will definitely get some more to have for special days.

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  11. awesome views, you go Mrs. Purple. back to bloggy world after losing power. so nice to be back. i've missed you guys. big big hugs. ( :

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  12. I am so happy that you do have pictures before all of that devastation. It looked like a pretty day and the picture of the heron is wonderful.

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  13. He is a beauty, Debbie.

    I went back and looked...I saw the FACE!!!!!

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  15. Great shots, Debbie! This is one of my favorite birds to photograph as well. Getting them to be cooperative is another story, though.

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  16. I love the GB Herons too! Great shots, Debbie! Have a happy weekend!

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  17. Lovely images from last fall, Debbie. Hope the storm didn't cause too much havoc for you all.

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  18. I know it broke your heart to see that beautiful area devastated by the hurricane. So sad.
    Your pictures are wonderful; all that was missing was one of you and "the hubbs"!!

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  19. °º✿✿
    °º✿ FELIZ DIA INTERNACIONAL DA MULHER!
    º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

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  20. Dear Debbie!
    Happy Women's Christmas!
    Photos of Heron lovely.
    I send kisses and greetings ..
    Lucia

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  21. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos of such a lovely place. I am so sorry it was hit by the storm. Sandra

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