Flight of the Blue

February 28, 2017  •  14 Comments


A great blue heron flew up out of the ditch in front of me and landed in a cottonwood tree along the levee a few hundred feet away. I walked slowly along the lower bank, and photographed it holding dead still trying its best to look like a tree branch. The great blue herons are surprisingly well camouflaged when they are perched on cottonwood branches. I climbed the levee and it let me get to the top of the levee, closer to it than I have ever gotten to a great blue heron, before it took off, maneuvering through the cottonwoods, and flying over the river, where it disappeared into the bosque on the east bank of the Rio Grande.








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Thanks, Julie!
You did a great job at being a tree branch! Handsome bird .. lovely pics Tim
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Thanks, Couriers!
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Thanks, Harry!
Love those prehistoric birds. Great shots.
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