JUNE 10, 2021
I’ve been after good shots of a Great Blue Heron for this year since the year began. Today was the payoff. Up until today, this was the best I had:
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Dellinger’s Pond is getting very grown over with pond lilies and heavy foliage along the dike. Just walking in presents a small challenge any more.
There are a couple of spots left that I can get to that provide a view across the pond, just a few feet farther beyond where the above photo was taken. I’ve got good view access to some trees from there, and also across the pond. I hadn’t been set up with the tripod for more than a few minutes when this Great Blue Heron flew in down at the far end. Took me a few seconds to get it sighted in my camera monitor, with the help of my binoculars.
The video came out well:
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