Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My first time ever

Spotting a  Great Blue Heron.  Seen at a rookery in Venice, FL heading for his nest.



Head down in the nest.  He's either helping build the nest or feeding a baby.


Posing for me.


Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week
See you next time
Barb

32 comments:

carolann said...

Barb what a magnificent photography shot. Wow!

May you be feeling much better dear lady. Continued health for 2015.


Hugs
Carolann

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! can't believe you don't see them up in minn! :)

Vee said...

Amazing! I don't know how I missed this (other than the usual blog not updating thing that's going on). Now i'm going back to the Christmas in Florida post...yup, I missed it!

eileeninmd said...

Barb, wonderful shots of the Great Blue Heron..I think I have visited the rookery in Venice..It was great.. Have a happy day!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I'm amazed, too, that you haven't seen one in Minnesota! But maybe they aren't much for dwelling in your part of the state. We see them often around lakes and ponds up north, I've always loved them. But I don't believe I've ever photographed one.. These are GREAT SHOTS!!

Karen said...

Wow Barb, great shots! Always a thrill to see a new bird isn't it!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Those are really good shots of the heron, Barb. Beautiful!

I hope the new year is good to you.

Karen

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos of the heron, Barb!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Beautifully done Barb, awesome (and warm-looking!) shots. =)

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations! They're one of my favorite subjects!

Michelle said...

That is a beautiful creature.

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are really great photos Barb! Great captures!

Prims By The Water said...

For years we had one fly in towards dusk at our dock here in Michigan to feed on the smaller fish in the water. This past Summer we did not see it. They are beautiful! Janice

Felicia said...

you got some beautiful shots.

Janice Adcock said...

Wonderful capture.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful photos, Barb. I loved seeing the heron in the nest!

Buttons said...

Wow these are fantastic shots I am sure you are still excited about seeing that. Hug B

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So beautiful, Barb...Your photos are wonderful!

Lea said...

Magnificent!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea

Margaret Adamson said...

How exciting for you to see and take these great shots.

Kerin said...

Beautiful.
What a magnificent bird!!

~K.

BumbleVee said...

oh, good for you.... the last one is a great looking pose....

Kathy said...

Oh, wow! Aren't they wonderful birds? We have them here on our bayou and it's always a treat to see one come up to our meadow and look for grasshoppers!

Nancy said...

I do hope you are planning to frame the top and bottom one as they are just incredible. I can't image the joy you must have felt while taking these shots. Happy New Year....

Debbie said...

oh barb, how exciting!! they are beautiful birds and your images are awesome!!!

Amy Burzese said...

Good for you. I like firsts and you captured this one perfectly!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

just a gorgeous bird. lovely shots. i am happy he/she told still for you - to get this views. ( :

Happy 2015! 1st time i have said that to you on this blog.

ladyfi said...

Wow - just beautiful!

Marie said...

Beautiful shots of your first-time encounter! (Where have you been by the way?)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful! :)

Elaine said...

Wonderful photos! You hit the jackpot on your first encounter!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful bird! Thank you for sharing that with us. Glad someone is staying warm. :-)