Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Heron Habitat


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I think this is a yellow crowned night heron.  He looks like a realistic painting of a bird on an impressionist background. But of course it is just a photograph at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Florida. 

And he is part of the blog hop over at Paying Ready Attention

20 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That's definitely a yellow-crowned night heron. Beautiful shot! I agree that the background has a Monet-like quality. :)

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that's a beautiful heron. Sometimes, they look almost reptilian, don't they?

Steve Borichevsky said...

Nice shot!

mick said...

Great photo. Beautiful bird, and I like the contrasts of color and texture.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I don't see these as often in Louisiana as I did in Texas. Beautiful image!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Wow it looks like a painting. Beautiful. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great photo! It looks like a bird that stepped into a painting. Beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

I love the Night herons! Great shot of the YC Night heron.

DJan said...

He looks like he's shrugging his shoulders while looking craftily around. :-)

Hilary said...

Herons of all kinds are such cool birds. Fine photo, Sharon.

Arija said...

So well captured. To me he looks like someone who had been admonished to " pull your head in"!

Stewart M said...

Thats a great picture - and funnily enough (see the comment above) I was going to suggest like it has no neck!!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

he's a cutie!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Gorgeous capture! When were you there? So funny how our paths may have crossed!

Creations By Mit said...

Gorgeous! It DOES look like a super-detailed painting!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I thought it was a painting at first! Lovely shot!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice image of a beautiful heron!
Corkscrew is a great place!

NatureFootstep said...

great shot of this beautiful heron. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yay Corkscrew! We haven't made it there yet -- but we'll be here until June and we're still planning to try to get there (it has been a crazy season for us).

Maybe the night heron will wait for us ;>) Beautiful picture.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful and grumpy looking!
Very nice photo...