Thursday, September 1, 2016

BIRDS AT HUNTLEY MEADOWS

Great Egret


When we visited Huntley Meadows last Tuesday, we had a lot of fun looking at the Great Egrets and the Great Blue Herons.  We even spotted a Green Heron that day.  This is the first one I have seen in all the times we have visited.  But perhaps that's because we didn't know where to look, or went at the wrong time of the day.  We were a little earlier on this visit.









Green Heron




And lastly the Great Blue Heron









































I am linking with the following, with many thanks to our hosts.  In order as they become available.  

Misty at Camera Critters
Anni at Bird D'Pot

44 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome in flight photos.

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  2. Fantastic and amazing flight captures, Denise! The only birds I have ever caught in flight with my camera (before I lost it a couple of years ago) were seagulls. Thank you so much for sharing, I love this series!

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  3. The in flight photos and the reflections are spectacular. Thank you.

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  4. Wonderful wonderful pictures! I love the flying reflection! Your flight shots are marvelous. The Great's body looks perfectly straight in flight. I also love the one from the rear, his feet almost touching the water. It shows off his yellow feet! SO many various poses.

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  5. Have enjoyed your bird walk in photos, my favorite is the portrait of the heron.
    Have a nice weekend

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  6. Hello Denise!:) These are all wonderful images. The Green Heron, and the inflight shots of the Great Blue Heron, and close up portraits are
    fab u lous!! The Egrets in flight are so streamlined, they almost look like arrows shooting across the landscape. Have a great Weekend!:)

    My pod images were still in my camera, I had a look at them last night, and although similar to the ones you shared, I don't think they are the same, but I'll try to post them next week.

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  7. Wondeful shots of the Herons and Egrets

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  8. I didn't know there was a green heron. I see herons fly over my garden but they no longer drop in. Once upon a time, when the pond was healthily maintained, the herons would come to catch newts. If there was weed on the pond they would drag it out and shred it to find the baby newts. Interesting to watch.

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  9. Faszinierende Bilder.
    Schönes Wochenende.
    Sadie

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  10. Fantastic photos and very beautiful birds !!
    Happy weekend !

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  11. Hello Denise, Awesome shots of the Egret, Green Heron and the Great Blue Heron. The flights shots are beautiful. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  12. I love the white birds with long beaks

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  13. What a great presence this bird has....lovely shots!

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  14. A great series of photos!
    I love all the long-legged wading birds

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  15. I agree with your comment Denise - the learning is fascinating!

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  16. Love the shadow and reflection photo!

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  17. I love all the ones in flight, really special...

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  18. Ohhh thank you so much! For looking at and commenting on, my new blog... Wide Photos.... So very nice of you!

    Luna Crone

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  19. lots of egret activity here, too. gathering for fall.

    love your gbh dragging toes in the water. :)

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  20. All gorgeous shots of nature's gems ~ love the reflection in your first photo ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  21. Well caught on camera, Denise, especially the close up looking into its eye and in flight over the water!
    Happy weekend!

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  22. Blue heron and egrets are lovely birds. .. have seen several egret blogs this morning.

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  23. Wonderful shots! We do get blue and green herons here. If there are egrets in this area, they stay out of urban areas entirely. It'll be time soon for them all to be heading south though.

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  24. You ARE a photographer! Hats off to you for these great shots!

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  25. Great shots of the blue. Absolutely one of my favorite birds

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  26. Hi Denise, what a super post, the Great Egret is called a Great White Egret over in England, great images, they are not an easy bird to photograph. The Green Heron is such a beauty but your images of the Blue Heron with the reflections in the water are brilliant. Regards John

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  27. The photos of the great blue heron in flight are spectacular, Denise!

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  28. These are so beautiful! Have a beautiful week Denise!

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  29. Beautiful birds shots. Great photos of the birds in flight!

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  30. Wow! You got some fabulous shots of the birds. They are so big too. Well done!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous egret and heron photos! Beautiful shots!

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  32. Love the GB Heron flight images and the close-up profiles. Your egret with the reflections are fabulous, and the 'hidden' green heron shot is awesome Denise.

    I'm a bit late in getting over to visit with you this weekend...hope all is going well, and thanks for adding your blog to the linking tool at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  33. All photos are wonderful, but the flight photos take my breath away! You hit the jackpot!

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  34. Hi Denise, I couldn't find an e-mail for you so will reply to your comment on my blog here. Yes, hiking poles are wonderful. Mine are very old but the ones they make now are easily collapsable and also have shock absorption built in. They are very helpful in balance situations. Go to a reliable sporting goods store and have them show you the different types of poles.

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  35. The ones of them in flight are the hardest to get...and always my favorites! Beautiful! I don't see the Green Heron very often...great photo!

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  36. Hi Denise, I always enjoy your posts ---and really like the photos your get when you visit Huntley Meadows.... Great group of beautiful birds.

    I have a new post this morning if you have time to check it.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  37. These are such beautiful birds! And your photos are just wonderful. I love to be surprised with them on the beach.

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  38. Wonderful photos! The flight shots are awesome.

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  39. I agree, the birds in flight pictures are remarkable!

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  40. Great series of shots, Denise. I am sure that the Green Herons are there each time you visit - just a little harder to spot.

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