The Great Blue Heron....
If you photograph a lot, you know exactly what I am talking about. This is especially true when it is a farm pond.
I originally stopped because of the pond and the interesting tree shapes.
Then, I saw a bird standing near the water. I watched for some time...not one movement.
So, I went back to the truck to review my photos. The more I looked at the above photo, the more I thought a statue of a bird had been placed near the water.
For a few more minutes, the heron stayed motionless. And, then he began to move, taking slow deliberate steps.
At first I thought he had detected me. Now, I think he simply was on the hunt for breakfast.
I would have moved closer, but this sign kept me at a distance.
According to the Texas Audubon, "The Great Blue heron is the largest of the North American herons, standing 45-54 inches tall, with a wingspan of 66-79 inches.
When hunting, they can be seen standing statue-like as they stalk fish and other small prey"
Isn't he a beauty?
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