The baby herons are driving mom crazy in the nest.
A great blue heron flying through the morning sky over the river.
New Great Blue Herons are born throughout the Rookery.
A great blue heron in Flight.
A great blue heron standing on the waterfront in my front yard.
Female heron watching over her eggs in the nest.
A great blue heron flying through the blue sky.
Great blue herons are soaring through the spring blue sky.
Two Great Blue Herons building their nest in a tree.
Green heron catches breakfast!
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.
Here is a pair of juvenile herons fighting over who gets to eat first, while mom sets of the branch waiting.
Here are a number of great blue herons in the rookery.
A male heron returning to the nest with a twig to help complete the nest.
Here is a female great blue heron in the rookery rearranging her nest to sit on the eggs.
Here is a great blue heron slowly flying through the morning blue sky.
600mm 1/1600 second f8 ISO250
A great blue heron catches a fish for lunch.
600mm 1/1600 second f7.1 ISO800
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.
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.
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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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