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Grey Heron in Waterworks...

Wednesday 30th March 2011

For Watery Wednesday this week I have a series of photographs of the Grey Heron...


I took these photographs while walking in the Waterworks Park in North Belfast...


It is such a beautiful place... busy with lots of people walking... with prams... children... dogs...


Others like the heron are enjoying a little bit of fishing...


I love birds but with the heron it has been a little strained at times... when (possibly not this one although it is very local to us) it killed a couple of our precious Koi Carp... resulting in the pond having to be covered in a netting wire to keep our fish safe...  

One of our favourite called Cloud was lost at this time... Cloud was our friendliest fish who always came to the surface to greet us when we went into the garden took its breakfast from our fingers...


While I stood and watched the Heron and photographed it it waded slowly behind the shrubs...


And gradually became obscured...  I loved the way the heron was reflected in the lake water...


The grey heron is such a majestic bird...


So elegant in its lovely grey plumage and fine black crest...  This bird still has a greyish coloured head so it may well be an young bird from last year...

13 comments:

Nicolette....This is the most awesome series of shots of the heron. The only ones I have seen are black and white and do not have the beautiful plumage. Yours shots are stunning, and the one with the heron’s reflection is great. What a fabulous post. Kudos.

 

You captured the grey heron so beautifully.

 

that is pretty shot of the grey heron...happy WW!

 

great shots of the heron. :)

 

Absolutely stunning photos!! Each and EVERY ONE of them. I so love to watch birds.


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This Heron is so beautiful. I didn't notice right away that long hair at the back of the head. Awesome!

Watery Wednesday

 

Very nice pictures of a beatyful bird!
You are welcome to my site if you like:)

Have a nice day!

 

these are beautiful photos. i love the ripples around the heron, and the various textures.

 

Hi Nikki, I'm sorry to hear about Cloud, but your photos of this heron are breathtaking! Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello.

Happy to meet you,

Kathy M.

 

Wow! Great captures!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy day****

 

Nikki, she is a beautiful bird! I love the details of your shots. The reflection shots of the bird is pretty too!

 

Great captures of that wonderful bird,fantastic!

 

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