When Taking Off Goes Wrong

Seeing a Great Blue Heron on the log in the middle of the field was a little bit odd but thrilling. It was getting warm and I thought that the Heron will not stay for a long time there but he appeared so unpredictable. First, he spent forty minutes on the log cleaning himself and […]

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May at Bear River – I. The Silent Stories

At the beginning of May there were many stories happening at Bear River. These stories were simple and silent but every one of them was unforgettable. A lonely Sandhill Crane passing by. It’s certainly not his habitat.   The family of Canada Geese with their babies are heading to the Bear River. It’s a long […]

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Great Blue Egret on a Community Log

Something is very special about this log that attracts Pelicans, Cormorants and sometimes Great Blue Herons. Pelicans and Cormorants usually share this log and stay there happily together. But Great Blues prefer to keep social distancing.    

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Perceptions

When I saw this heron in the middle of the frozen river my first impulse was to photograph him tight. But the longer I look the more I saw how isolated and lonely he was.   And then I took photo of heron using zoom and everything changed. A feeling of isolation and loneliness was […]

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A Breeding Adult Great Blue Heron

I have never met before a breeding adult Great Blue heron at Bear River and was pleased to photograph it. A heron’s “beard” was wonderful, long and shiny, he had the black feathers above his eyes and a beautiful white crown. Very impressive!     In one of my previous posts I posted the photo […]

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