Thursday, September 15, 2016

THE YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

More photos of the Yellow-Crowned Night Heron we saw at Pleasure House Point Natural Area.  I felt he deserved his own post.



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1) "In order to see the birds it is necessary to become part of the silence." - Robert Lynd


2. "I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief....for a time I rest in the grace of the world, and I am free." - Wendell Berry


3) "I want to paint the way a bird sings." - Claude Monet, Monet by Himself


4) "In November some birds move away and some birds stay.  The air is full of good-byes and well-wishes.  The birds who are leaving look very serious.  No silly spring chirping now.  They have long journeys and must watch where they are going.  The staying birds are serious too, for cold times lie ahead.  Hard times.  All berries will be treasures." - Cynthia Rylant


5) "Cliff swallows come back to Capistrano Mid-March.  It takes them three weeks to fly 7,000 miles from Goya, Argentina." - Diana Hollingsworth Gessler, Very California: Travels Through the Golden State








28 comments:

  1. What remarkably brilliant captures of this bird!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Denise!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this exotic (to me) charmer.

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  3. A wonderful series of shots and great quotes

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  4. I love the last photograph, Denise, and the quotes are brilliant, particularly the one by Monet.

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  5. Hello Denise! Awesome shots of the Night Heron, great post. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. these are awesome shots. i love spotting these beauties here.

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  7. You can certainly see the relation to other herons.

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  8. what a handsome bird he is, I don't think I have ever seen one of these.

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  9. Great job on the photos, my friend. And love the quotes.

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  10. A lovely looking bird, your photo's show him so well.
    I agree a separate post was needed!

    All the best Jan

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  11. That Heron is stunning. You got some great photos of it.
    Enjoyed the quotes. My favorite,#2

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  12. Hi Denise, the bird most certainly deserves its own post, super images of a Night Heron, I have only ever seen a couple and they were in Africa. Regards John

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  13. Nice looking Heron. Hadn't heard of them before.

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  14. Wow I've never seen this bird before and I'm taken with the startling red glowing eyes it has!
    Wonderful photos, Denise!

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  15. Hello, Denise! I really enjoyed seeing your YC Night Heron. It is a gorgeous bird. Great series of quotes too! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Your photos are beautiful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  17. Wonderful photos of a beautiful bird!
    I love herons!

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  18. Your photos are just beautiful...thanks for sharing..
    OOO, and I tried one of the Starbucks Lemon Loaf copycats and, tho it was good, it didn't come close to the real one...:(

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  19. Beautiful pictures! Such bright eyes!

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  20. Amazing captures of the heron. Well done!!

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  21. That first quote...become part of the silence....I LOVE IT!!!

    And yes, this YCNH is definitely worthy of a post of its own. Denise, these are extraordinary images. I'm lovin' it.

    Thanks for adding this to I'd Rather B Birdin's Linking Tool this week!!

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  22. A stunning post!! What wonderful images of this beautiful bird.
    Have a fantastic week :)

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  23. I don't always get to see this bird so it's nice seeing them on your blog. have a great week!

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