Sunday, July 5, 2009

'Carpe Diem does not mean catch of the day!'

There have been several unexpected benefits of our move to Minnesota in 2006, and I continue to see more and more of these little joys. My favorite, so far, is that we are on the fly zone of water fowl as they migrate north and south. So the herons, egrets, swans and shorebirds you in the southern states enjoy during our winters up north eventually come back up here again to nest and fish our many lakes. Even though I felt pretty sorry for the little fish I was able to get photos of this Blue Heron, doing what we both like to do best. . . eating!

At closer inspection you can see these Jimmy Durante-like pelicans apparently standing in review. They always make me smile!
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i beati said...

love to watch them for hours..sandy

Daryl said...

I love herons .. 'our' condo in FL looks out its back windows & Florida Room face a wildlife preserve .. lots of herons .. and the babies are just adorable... these pix bring back such memories!

Tom said...

A stunning collection of Heron shots... I was out early last week and came across a young Heron, he did look tatty with feathers stuck out here and there.:O)

Reader Wil said...

Hi Noni! Herons are so interesting: they stay there for a long time patiently waiting for a prey. We also have a lot of blue herons here. Thanks for sharing and visiting.

Joy said...

The Heron is so elegant!

storyteller said...

Marvelous photo series ... what a lovely spot to sit and watch wildlife like this. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,