Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Heron On Ice

This Great Blue Heron was attempting to hunt in a shallow cove, but the ice wouldn't allow him to claim his potential meals. I could tell by the way he was acting he was seeing fish, but he couldn't get at them. It wasn't for a lack of trying...he did jab at the ice a few times. After 20 minutes of walking around the ice rink with nothing to show for it, the heron chose a different location.











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Carole M. said...

how frustrating! How cold; how they are so impervious, no chilblains?! Fabulous photos; so crisp.

Nancy Claeys said...

He looks like he's ice skating -- :)

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Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

This years ice dancing competitions will include the Great Blue Heron, with his interpretation of "Birds on Ice".

BRAVO..BRAVO..-10-

TexWisGirl said...

the 4th photo down - he looks so disgusted. :) really like the reflections of the pier/walkway on the water. the last photo w/ the trees, too, is gorgeous.

Log Cabin Studio said...

Love your photos.The heron ones are great.

Alan Pavey said...

Lovely pics again Brian, great sunlight but not enough to melt the ice!

Adam Tilt said...

Superb series and a great introduction for me to your blog. I always feel sorry for Herons in conditions such as those.

Deb said...

what a cold way to have to find your dinner...nice shots Brian...

Sall's Country Life said...

and the fish are making faces at him as they swim under him!

Dina said...

Looks like torture for the bird. It's weird to see a great blue standing on ice. Tell him to fly south for the winter. Great shots!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh that's funny! LoL! Great shots... looks like the poor thing is trying to shake off something from its feet! =)

Tammy said...

Poor guy! That as be quite frustrating! Tell him to come join the herons in Florida, haha, no ice here:)

Martha Z said...

Oh, how frustrating for the bird! I hope he finally got a meal.

Pam said...

I don't get a chance to see any ice skating herons here in south Fl.
Your shots are awesome, Brian.
Thanks for sharing.
~:)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh beautiful pictures BK -- the ones where he's shaking off his feet (to warm them up?) are amazing. Great series.

Liz said...

This is a wonderful series of images, Brian. Great clear shots of Heron antics and lovely reflections. Impressive!