BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Night Heron - 1

A fellow photographer alerted us to this black-crowned night heron he had discovered in a tree off the water. It was nearing the end of the day and a whistle caught our attention. We couldn’t see what was making the sound until I looked towards the water and saw a man waving his arms. As we approached he pointed upwards and we saw the heron. We couldn’t have been more than 15 feet from it. I don’t know if the heron saw us but it continued to preen and we took multiple shots. It was a wonderful end to our walk thanks to the friendly stranger who generously shared his find with us.

Night Heron -2

30 thoughts on “BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. We had a reddish one of these in our bamboo a while back. One day I really should get a telephoto lens.

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  2. Aaahhh. Gorgeous fella! They rarely sit still long enough for me to get a decent photo. I’m hoping to ‘shoot’ some today at Brazos Bend. *crossing fingers*

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  3. It must be exciting to come across one of these. I’ve only seen one in FL. My area doesn’t get a lot of water fowl unfortunately.

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  4. Very lovely shots of this wonderful bird! The setting and the lighting are wonderful.

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  5. My favorite of the herons. Lovely shots!

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  6. Beautiful photos of a beautiful bird, Belinda! It is such a treat when strangers point out hidden and interesting birds. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  7. I love these photos!

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  8. Great shots Belinda! The poise of the second shot is lovely!

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  9. Love his eye in that second photo.

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  10. Very nice and great to find a friendly soul. Usually I get a gang of screaming teenagers or pack of dogs 😀

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  11. What a wonderful discovery, and beautiful shots of a very handsome bird!

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  12. These are really beautiful.

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