Thursday, March 8, 2012

Great Blue Heron

We are quickly approaching the time of the year when the great blue herons return to the area. I usually begin to photograph them at the local rookery right after St Patrick's day. Unfortunately I am not sure if I will have the same opportunity this year. Last summer a tornado hit part of the city of Minneapolis and destroyed over half of the small island that the rookery was on. This island is located in the Mississippi River in the North Mississippi Regional Park and it was the best place to photograph nesting herons here in the Twin Cities. The tornado took out over half of the trees that were being used for nesting and destroyed all of the nests in the rookery. I hope that some will come back and nest in the remaining trees but who knows.


8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird against lovely blue skies and a great capture for the day! Happy SWF! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

HansHB said...

Awesome shot!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great photography.

Regards and best wishes

Max-e said...

Nice shot. Hope you find their new nesting spot.

Modesto Viegas said...

Great shot!!!!!!!
Regards,

Antonina said...

Fantastic shot!

Judy said...

That is a gorgeous capture! I love the way the heron is bringing a stick back for its nest!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Love those GBH's and the image that you shared here, is one that is not often seen...beautiful, and yet we have them near all year round and I have never witnessed this~