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Friday, July 10, 2020

Nature Friday NC Great Blue Heron


Taken on June 24, 2020..8:30 am
Great Blue Heron 
I had one of a heron back in April but it was at a distance
These photos were taken from a bridge just a very few feet from him.
I was thrilled with them then when I downloaded I noticed
all the ripples in the water and his reflection.
Win Win





No photo but a wonderful Nature sighting!!!

Tuesday morning about 8:40 we took a 45 minute trek up and down hills on the upper meadow trail at the Art Museum.  As we were approaching the trail back to our car, ....lo and behold not 3' from us on the side of the trail was the most glorious Doe EmojiEmojishe was eating her breakfast buffet of very lush greens.  We froze in our tracks.  There was a mom and 2 children to the left of us she stopped the children and the park maintenance guy coming toward us on his ATV stopped. All three groups thoroughly enjoyed our view.  We were the closest to the Doe, she turned gave us an unconcerned glance then continued her buffet gradually taking a bite here and there in no rush. She sashayed up to a small opening in the brush and was gone.  JUST a most special experience. 

This sighting made the fact, that in spite of the lower temps the humidity was horrid and I was soaking wet with sweat, bearable.   I DID NOT HAVE MY CAMERA AND HAVE KICKED MYSELF 87 WAYS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF TOMORROW.  From now on I will have it!!
As SHE,servant to Dui, Bella and Roxy said.. 
You do realise, Cecilia, that having a camera keeps wildlife away!

26 comments:

  1. that is such a great phtoto... herons have something from a fairy tale, they must be magic somehow...

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  2. Those are very handsome herons. We hope you can return to the upper meadow trail and capture the doe and offspring on camera soon.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS A most unusual occurrence on the drive to Torridon on Tuesday. Gail had to swerve to avoid a heron crossing the road. We are used to seeing pheasants, rabbits, and deer on the road, but never before a HERON!

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  3. Hari OM
    Cecilia, this was an extra special post today!!! YAM xx

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  4. Our neighbours have a small carp lake and the herons regularly flew down for breakfast. Someone told him to put a 2' high single strand fence all the way round. Apparently they won't fly into the water, only wade and they can't step over the fence. They can reach over to drink and the other animals can walk underneath. Surprisingly it worked and now his carp are safe.
    That was a nice surprise to see the doe up close. They are usually very flighty.

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  5. What a gorgeous photo of the heron and his ripples and reflection! Lucky you to see a doe. They are so beautiful.

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  6. Great heron photos. Mom has seen them before in person.

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  7. You'll see the most fantastic things when you don't have a camera. Happens to me all the time.

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  8. They are awesome birds and you got some great pictures. I love your watermark on the last two photos. Yes, you did have a special experience. People who are picture takers see so much more that is beautiful in our world and that they share their photos is special, too. you make me think about picking up my camera again.

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  9. The Middle photo of the ripples as my favorite of the ripples you can see every little line it's just beautiful and of course the camera keeps away wildlife. Anytime Big Boy does anything special I don't have the camera in my hand that if I have the camera in my hand he doesn't do anything but sleep must be a camera Murphy's Law

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  10. The birds and the deer sure made it a special day!

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  11. We are hot and humid here too; I could take cool baths multiple times a day!

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  12. What a beautiful stroll. I love seeing the deer having their breakfast or dinner. They are indeed gone in a flash too. So agile they are. Sorry you didn't have your camera.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, honey. Big hug. ♥

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  13. What great pictures of the heron and at least you have a special memory of your encounter with the doe.

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  14. We see great blue herons occasionally here in WNY. Mostly we see them flying over, or else standing in ponds catching frogs. MY GW has to be very careful when she drives home after work. There are a lot of deer around, especially at night!

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  15. SHE has a very valid point...but sometimes it's nice to have just the memory of special encounters. Plus, the way you explained it, I felt like I saw the doe!

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  16. what's the saying about murphy's law; if you would have had the camera you wouldn't have seen the doe !!!! nice heron photos I dare not show you know who !! ☺☺♥♥

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  17. The last time I saw a deer, it was so skittish, it had disappeared in the brush before I could even think the word camera! But it is always nice to see wildlife anyway, even a short period. But I am jealous of you for having that good a view.

    Klem

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  18. Those are some beautiful photos of the herons. The ripples in the water make them extra special.

    We run into deer sometimes on our walks, but they move along very quickly. Mom remembers one time when she was walking some of our Angels. Just as they were ready to cross the Trippy Trappy bridge, a bid deer popped through the brush on the side of the bridge and scared both himself and Mom. Our Angels were so stunned they just froze.

    It is very warm here too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  19. Mom sees a lot of blue herons at the park when she walks.

    The Florida Furkids

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  20. What a great picture ! Herons are magnificent.

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  21. Lovely birds. I wish I could have seen that doe too.

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  22. Those are great shots. I love seeing deer, they are so graceful. XO

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  23. We get herons in our yard. We love seeing them.

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  24. I just love when I get one of those magic moments with Mother Nature.....the deer around here in our woods are used to seeing us - they don't mind if WE share THEIR space! The Blue Heron looks so majestic!

    Hugs, Pam

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  25. First, love the heron shots. They are my fave bird. Second, so glad you had the doe experience, even without the photos to prove it. Sometimes it is just nice to truly be in the moment.

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