Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Great Blue Heron

First light and bird life is in full motion in our neighborhood. On my crack of dawn wake-up stroll with camera in hand, I visit the lake and observe one bird standing above the rest – the Great Blue Heron.

While ducks are rooting grass to mud, seagulls soar, small birds perch, geese…well geese do what geese do, the Great Blue Heron moves with purpose, stealthily fishing the shore.

There are multiples of every other species scurrying about but one Great Blue Heron at this lake. She demands attention. She is beautiful, wise, incredibly patient and has full bragging rights in any fishing camp.