Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Birds of a Feather


I was taking a walk at the Japanese Friendship garden when I spotted this fellow watching me from behind a large bush.


Then I moved a little so I could get a better view.  He stayed put and posed beautifully while I snapped a few photos.


Then he decided I had taken enough and he flew up into a nearby tree.  I snapped one more before he flew off into the distance.

I'm so thankful that I live in a big city with all the amenities it provides but I still have so many options for communing with nature.  It's a perfect combination.

11 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful bird photos, especially the first one !

Bill Nicholls said...

Boy he can raze his neck when he wants

Christine said...

You certainly have the best of both worlds!
Fantastic photos today!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent captures Sharon.. gosh that neck is long when stretched out!

Judy Ryer said...

I do believe you have captured a Green Backed Heron! Great shots!

Lowell said...

You have turned into a birder photographer. I don't think I'd find any better photos in the best "bird " coffee table book. Zounds!

William Kendall said...

Quite a distinctive bird!

RedPat said...

Fabulous pics of this guy, Sharon!

bill burke said...

Wow, those are some beautiful photos of the bird, Sharon. He was the perfect model for you. I can't believe he can stretch his neck so far, it's incredible.

Catalyst said...

Wow!

Steve Reed said...

Those pictures turned out really well! He is indeed a green heron, as someone said above. I love that last shot -- he looks like he's trying to be threatening. :)