Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Baby Blues

On the last day of May we drove to Lake Martin, taking my youngest son with us. Below are the little blue heron youngsters. Not sure of their age, but certainly old enough to start foraging for themselves. Notice the green legs and blue feathering on the rump; these are indicative of the juvenile little blue heron.




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41 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Gail as usual INCREDIBLE> Hug B

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i sure hope you had a nice ride this past weekend on your canoe (kayak) trip. can't wait to see your shot.

what beauty that you are sharing today. so nice!!! ( :

Anni said...

Absolutely amazing Gail. You should really consider getting your photos published in book form.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh my goodness, wonderful shots Gail! Hope your weekend was a good one.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These are incredible photos Gail. I had no idea that they were white as youngsters!

Anvilcloud said...

I didn't know there were 'Little Blues.' We only have 'Great' ones AFAIK.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images of the Little Blues! They are one of my favorite herons! Happy Tuesday!

bailey-road.com said...

Little beauties.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

gor-jus shots.

Bird ain't half-ugly either!

Amy Burzese said...

Very nice. Your bird photos are just excellent. I hope you had a great weekend.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are amazing!

Tiyang Magelang said...

wonderfull shots

Tiyang Magelang said...

I'm learning about photography and I am
interested in your photos

Linda R said...

These are such amazing shots my friend. I LOVE them. You know I love my stops here to your blog.

Hugs~

Michelle said...

Stunning shots and I didn't know about the green legs.

TexWisGirl said...

so very cool! i'd love to see a little blue in ANY stage of life!

hootnonny said...

Awesome, as always. Gotta love those green legs!

Irma said...

These are really great, Gail.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Greetings Irma

Scott said...

Gorgeous. So white and clear and sharp.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Always enjoying seeing egrets on our trips to Chincoteague NWR but have never seen young ones. They are quite beautiful, as all children are...

rainfield61 said...

Little blue never looks little in a picture.

Karen said...

Looks like he's growing from stems with those green legs! Wonderful shots as always Gail!

barbara l. hale said...

Cute little buggers, aren't they?! Fantastic photos as usual!

Evelyn S. said...

White Blue Herons? Here, they are gray (with a little blue, perhaps?)...not nearly as exotic looking as yours!

cobie en bas van Es said...

prachtig om ze zo in de bomen te zien.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would have had absolutely no idea that this was a baby blue" had I seen it in person. (Right there is the difference between an amateur and a professional birder like yourself!). Wonderful pictures.

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

This white eyes are really wonderful. And I didn't know this is the so beautiful baby blue!

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Your pictures are really stunning, Gail. Fantastic bokeh. You are so good at bird photography. Big compliments for the whole series. I love that picture with the heron with green legs. I have never seen that before. reetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Felicia said...

Beautiful bird. Do they stay white.

Ela said...

Really beautiful bird !
Your photos are amaazing !

Brian King said...

How gorgeous! Beautiful photos! I wish we had these little guys here.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow!!! GORGEOUS pictures of blue heron♡♡♡ I still cannot differentiate heron from egret(^^;) I think it's amazing they can perch trees with these thin legs like photographic :)

PS> Thank you SO much for your sweet comment for my post. I feel really grateful for your kindness.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shots. These birds look so sleek.

Slamdunk said...

I would not have noticed the green legs had you not pointed it out. Interesting.

We hope to see lots of herons when we head to North Carolina this weekend...

Roan said...

They are beautiful!

Roan said...

They are beautiful!

Roan said...

They are beautiful!

Debbie said...

stunning captures, this is a wonderful stage!!!

Debbie said...

the green foilage in the background of these is exceptionally beautiful!!

Wally Jones said...

Super pictures, Gail!

Look at you! Educating the world on immature Little Blue Herons!

Very nice.

Ida said...

Stunning shots and a fascinating bird. Love the green legs.