I watch these amazing Great Blue Herons with fascination each time I see them….I always wonder what it’s like to live your life, moving to the rhythm of the waves. Whether it be walking or flying for these beautiful creatures, it all revolves around the waves.
In a larger sense, I guess we all do this. Life comes in waves and we bob up and down, the highs very high sometimes and the lows, very low at other times. Sometimes we tread water, just to keep our heads from going under and sometimes we float along with the waves, enjoying the ebb and the flow, moving to the rhythm of the waves.
I’m sorry, but the expression on the face of the bird on the left just looks crazy, o.k., not crazy…MEAN! He’s a bad sort..I can just tell…He’s going to sneak up and pull the feathers out of the innocent little bird in the middle. He could be planning on stealing the little sweet bird’s lunch money..or maybe steal away the sweet little bird’s girlfriend. This is a bad bird..sometimes you can just tell……o.k….alright…he’s sweet too…he’s not bad, he’s not mean, he’s impossible to resist.
Before we get too far away from winter I wanted to share my image of the “twitter family”…..they are the ORIGINAL twitter family and they do not use computers to communicate…they are in the process of filing a lawsuit for intellectual property theft. Everyone using “twitter”…don’t panic…I’m sure the damages that they’re asking for only amounts to “peanuts”….and maybe some birdseed.
I think I’ve worn out my welcome…this guy just wants me to go away!
AS MENTIONED YESTERDAY..I’M DOING A ZANNYRO FORECAST FOR YOU….EXPECT A SLIGHT AMOUNT OF ACCUMULATION TODAY..( I have a few more images up my sleeve).
Lots of snow yesterday and these poor guys had to wait until it all died down before they could come to eat…Brace yourselves, there will be more images coming…I should turn this into a weather type report..but call it a zannyro report….
At 9:29 a.m. a light dusting of zannyro was moving to the east…this zannyro event may include large amounts of posting, silliness up to your eyeballs and strange and hazardous reading conditions….people in the path of this event should take shelter far from their computers, preferably with a large supply of chocolate on hand…we expect this onslaught to last longer than you want it to….stay tuned for further updates….
I think they want to know where spring is….
One last image from my Florida photos……after all of the busy interaction between the birds…this poor egret must have felt like taking on an easier opponent…….
Things are not always peaceful and calm in the world of wildlife….(now I’m being silly in this next part)….some days, as we’ve seen in earlier posts…SOMEONE..It could be the MALE, or the FEMALE..in the interests of not offending either sex….some days, they forget to bring home a stick.
In this case, I’m not sure WHAT was happening between these two snowy egrets…but I suspect it has something to do with the lack of a stick and a severe case of “cranky-pants”…
THIS COULD BE SHARPER…BUT, USING MY LONG LENS HAND HELD, IS A BUMMER….BUT GOOD NEWS! JUST GOT THE “COLLAR” FOR MY LENS AND THE TRIPOD IS BACK IN BUSINESS.
This juvenile Great Blue Heron didn’t want the Great White Egret to climb into it’s nest…so he was very aggressive and the Egret was a great big chicken….
RUN CRAZY LEGS RUN !!!!!!
So what was the “Daddy bird” Heron doing all afternoon?…..Soaring around…
Trying out new flight moves…
Coming home without a stick…do you see her looking up at him searching for a stick in his mouth?…
And now he gets the lecture for coming home empty handed…..He’d better go out and buy her some chocolate….
I wanted to show you an image of the whole Egret family together….and I’ve also posted an image of just the head of one so that Bulldog can examine it a little more closely….Happy Monday…it’s all gloomy outside the Window Into The Woods today…nothing out there but muddy squirrels chasing each other…(They’re going to need a bath)…
Even the Great White Egrets work hard on Monday……
He’s so proud…he brought her a stick to help build the nest!
Yes…I am boring you with yet another egret image…BUT!…..I went to visit Melvin and the horses today!! ( For my newer followers, Bob is a Haflinger horse that I wrote a “picture book” about…it’s called “Being Bob”)…I’m having internet problems…it’s a long ridiculous story…but anyway, hopefully by tomorrow I can show you the pictures of my visit to see Bob and “The Boys”….It was snowing and I don’t think Bob recognized me at first…but it didn’t take him long and then things got interesting….
You need to weigh in on the argument we’re having at my home…as you may have read, we have a house full of ninja mice….I’m going shopping for a ninja kitten….BUT….there is a lot of demand that I stop feeding the birds AND SQUIRRELS!!…thereby reducing, hopefully, any temptation for the mice to take up lodging inside the house…BUT…I’ve been gone for five weeks…no feeding was taking place…and still we were invaded…
I hate to give up photographing the birds AND SQUIRRELS!!…Share your thoughts and ideas with me….please!!
I miss these birds and the rookery in Florida…but all good things must come to an end….and I’m back home once again……only to find that the MICE have taken over the house!! Let me tell you, I have absolute SAINTS for a son and daughter…the night before we returned home, they checked on the house once again, and found that we had been the victim of an ninja mouse home invasion..they cleaned until 12:30 in the morning….
I’m now in the market for a kitten…Zero is too old and wouldn’t care if a mouse set up camp next to him on his favorite blanket…if Max saw a mouse he would just stare at the mouse and say….”got any cheese-nips?”..
Tomorrow we expect 4-8 inches of snow….if I see a mouse walk through my living room with his snowshoes on there’s going to be trouble!
There are birds….and then there are the people who watch them…I don’t think she’s gotten the hang of it yet…
This couple decided it was time to see how things were developing in the egg hatching department …Mrs. Egret had been sitting on the nest for quite awhile and then Mr. Egret flew in having spent a long day on the golf course….things got really heated…seemed like they were having a disagreement about the egg and Mr. Egret being gone so long, and how long she’d had to sit there without being able to stretch her legs, make a run to Starbucks, etc… Finally Mrs. Egret got up and they both inspected “junior” or “juniette” to see how things were progressing…
Well despite my ongoing struggles with WordPress….I did get out and shoot a little bit this morning.
There is a “rookery”, ( that’s pretty much a nursery for birds and their little ones, and also expectant parents who are busy nest-building). Oh my gosh, it was a alive with activity…tomorrow I’ll go back…I’d like to get this shot IN FOCUS! I loved the moment so much that I decided to post this image despite it’s blur…
I’m thinking this was a little “mock battle”…space is at a premium on the tiny island and birds are getting their feathers in a fuss over the tiniest things!
Wishing all of my wonderful fellow bloggers a Happy Valentines Day!!
As I did in my previous post, ” I ADORE YOU”….I’m going to let these images speak for themselves…except to say..ahhh love….
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I apologize for the lack of clarity in these images, but I couldn’t resist posting them….I love them…not sure just why, but I love the flow of these…..I was out shooting images for a project and hadn’t expected to come across some fast moving subjects…doing a lot of “still life” up until that moment…but there they were, I wasn’t ready, but I took the shots anyway…