Posted by laura on Sep 29 2008 | Awesome

I’ve been a blue heron paparazzi the past few weeks, snooping and lurking, and I finally caught him.

And if you think that’s wild – have a look at this shot!

I must admit, I’m not sure in the heron world whether he’s being a complete dork or a total stud in this photo. We’ll have to keep a close eye on the “Hot or Not?” column in the Heron Daily.


He was just hangin with his buddy.

Then I could see they were getting ready to make a move. When they took off – I panicked – it looked like they were coming straight at me! Oh yeah… zoom. (Placing me squarely in the ‘Not’ column.)

When I saw the photo afterwards it did NOT have the same impact! But as my friend Lissa noticed – the heron looks like some sort of prehistoric creature, all angles and old shapes. The wingspan was pretty impressive too.

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  1. Those are excellent shots, Laura. I saw blue herons in GG park this summer, on the island in the middle of Stow Lake. There were lots of “birders” across the lake, completely staked out with cameras, etc. One of the birds took off and flew across the lake (I was paddling kids around in a boat). It was amazing, indeed! Huge! You are so lucky to see them on your path.

    30 Sep 2008 at 6:50 pm

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