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The Kids are driving Me Crazy

The baby herons are driving mom crazy in the nest.

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Great Blue Heron Flying

A great blue heron flying through the morning sky over the river.

Great Blue Heron Flying

Great Blue Heron Flying

Babies in the Rookery

New Great Blue Herons are born throughout the Rookery.

Baby Great Blue Herons in Rookery

Baby Great Blue Herons in Rookery

Heron in Flight

A great blue heron in Flight.

Heron in Flight

Heron in Flight

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

A great blue heron standing on the waterfront in my front yard.

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Heron Standing on the Waterfront

Heron Watching Over Eggs

Female heron watching over her eggs in the nest.

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Female Heron Watching Over Eggs in Nest

Great Blue Heron in Flight

A great blue heron flying through the blue sky.

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Herons Flying

Great blue herons are soaring through the spring blue sky.

Great Blue Heron Flying

Great Blue Heron Flying

Great Blue Heron Nest Building

Great Blue Heron Nest Building

Herons Building Their Nest

Two Great Blue Herons building their nest in a tree.

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Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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Great Blue Heron

Looking forward to the spring and the return of the the herons and other wildlife.
A great blue heron standing majestically on the shoreline of the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario.

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Juvenile Herons Fighting Over Who Eats First

Here is a pair of juvenile herons fighting over who gets to eat first, while mom sets of the branch waiting.

Juvenile Herons Fighting Over Who Eats First

Juvenile Herons Fighting Over Who Eats First

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Here are a number of great blue herons in the rookery.

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Great Blue Heron Rookery

Male Heron Returning to the Nest

A male heron returning to the nest with a twig to help complete the nest.

Male Heron Returning to the Nest

Male Heron Returning to the Nest

Great Blue Heron Nesting

Here is a female great blue heron in the rookery rearranging her nest to sit on the eggs.

Great Blue Heron Nesting 

Great Blue Heron Nesting 

Great Blue Heron Flying

Here is a great blue heron slowly flying through the morning blue sky.

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Great Blue Heron Flying

Great Blue Heron Flying

Great Blue Heron Lunch

A great blue heron catches a fish for lunch.

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Great Blue Heron Fish Lunch

Great Blue Heron Fish Lunch

Great Blue Heron Take-off

A great blue heron takes off from the riverbank, his feet trailing in the water.  Herons are great fishing birds, they spend a lot of time standing near the shores of rivers and lakes watching carefully for fish and the right moment to strike.

This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 225 mm.  The shutter speed was set for 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 800.

 

Great Blue Heron Take-off

Great Blue Heron Take-off

Great Blue Heron Takes Flight

A great blue heron takes a flight down the river to find a new fishing spot.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 335 mm. The shutter speed was set at 1/1600 second, the aperture was set at f7.1 and the ISO was set at 2500.

More photos are available at www.jhcphoto.ca

Great Blue Heron Sleeping

Here is a great blue blue grabbing a quick nap perched on one leg on a log on the banks of the Jock River in Ottawa.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 500 mm.  The shutter speed with set at 1/1000 second, aperture was set at f9.0 and the ISO was set at 500.

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Great Blue Heron Sleeping

Great Blue Heron Sleeping