A couple of days before we got this HUGE winter event, I noticed this blue heron perched on a tree limb.
I had never seen a blue heron perched anyplace. I've only seen them IN the water or along the shoreline.
I figured by the time I got the camera out, he'd be gone but he stuck around. I wished I'd gotten the tripod out too because I missed some very good shots of him sunning himself (wings spread) but they were blurry. You should have seen the contortions I went through trying to keep my camera shake to a minimum while zooming in as much as I could. I always keep my elbows to my side and hold my breath, but I was also using trees to help steady me. Dan said I looked like I was target practicing.
Anyway, not only had I not seen a heron perched in a tree, I was beginning to think this particular one did only have one leg! He even managed to stand on one leg when spreading his wings! But as you can see he does have both of his legs!
4 months ago