OK, I promised you a blog about a Great Blue Heron. Well, this is about a BABY Great Blue!! I’m not knowledgeable about baby Great Blue Herons, but here’s my story. We have this small water tank just outside the patio gate. One day this scruffy bird appeared. It was big, but, as I got my bird book and searched the Internet, not really that big, because it was a baby Great Blue! It was 10 – 12” tall and looked around, and seemed unafraid.
I took so many photos that first day in case it never came back. I was able to get about 20 feet away from the bird. What a thrill I had the next morning when I saw it again! (Took dozens more photos, very thankful for a digital camera at this point!) In the end, it stayed over 2 weeks. He seemed right at home, always at the little water tank, so proud, owning it!
You often see adult vultures, large birds of the like, on a fence post or limb spreading their wings to dry on a wet morning, or after a rain. Well, this little guy just had to do it. It was so funny! Just like a big buy, spreading his wings, telling the world, Yes, I OWN The Patio, and I Am A Big Guy! I loved watching him those weeks. He seemed content.
All in all, it was an amazing 2 weeks, so fun to see him again every day, knowing that soon he’d go his way. I’ve never seen a young one again like this. I’ve learned through the years to capture and enjoy what appears on the ranch where and when it does. Sometimes, it stays around for a moment, sometimes a day, some times a month, or somewhere in between. Living here gives beautiful moments of time that bring joy and pleasure. I love it!The Available Works page of my website has been updated, new paintings have been posted. My My Etsy Store has new items added also. And -