Heron and Egret




A game since April, my presence, while irrigating, interrupts the daily routine of wading the edges of the pond for this Great Egret and Great Blue Heron. Usually one or the other, they generally fly when I get within a 100 yards of them to light a safe distance away on dry ground to watch and wait until I’m done. Sunday morning as the pipeline filled, they both circled to a secluded spot in the cattails instead, just barely within range of my camera lens.

Not quite a siege of herons.


2 responses to “Heron and Egret

  1. Usually the best photo ops come when you don’t have your camera with you. I had that happen recently when I was at the park by the river. There were six egrets and a heron and all I had was my iPhone. It takes great photos, but not from a distance, even though I wasn’t far away, and the resulting photos don’t enlarge as well as I’d like. I had to enjoy the moment, though, and will probably never see one like it when I have my Nikon and telephoto! 🙂



  2. It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of a heron and egret together. I think, the only thing they’ve had in common for me this year is that we’ve had one of each visit the garden pond… unfortunately on different days! 😉


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