1 EAGLETON NOTES: Heron, Castle Grounds, Stornoway

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Heron, Castle Grounds, Stornoway

Imperious and Regal
What's going on over there?
Off to investigate!

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful. I've never seen one of these 'up close' in real life.

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  2. GB!!! Awesome!!! Love, love, love that 1st shot!!!

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  3. Isn't he terrific? Great shots, GB. It's a thrill to look at him.

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  4. Certainly was a beautiful specimen.

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  5. you got much closer on your heron than I did. Mine was in the river and I was way up on the road. But I was thrilled to be able to photograph him! herons are regal!

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  6. Yes, Norma, I saw your heron a few days before mine. I was lucky he (or she) was no more than 15 or 20 metres away and I used the 20X lens so got in really close.

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  7. I like herons! There are plenty around here, even in our heavily industrialized area of Southern Germany (I live where Mercedes and Porsche are built, just to give you an idea of what's going on here). The herons often fly across the fields here to get from one pond or lake to the other, and there is almost always one in the middle of the pond at the gcastle grounds, totally unfazed by the visitors who walk by closely.

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  8. It was the possibly the best opportunity I've had during the digital era to get a close-up of a Heron and I'm glad you all enjoyed it.

    Librarian: Although I used to visit Germany very regularly I haven't been for a while and, like many of the blogs I follow, it provides an opportunity to become familiar with an area I may not know. So I had looked up your Castle on the recent post. Oddly one of the most fascinating incidents I've ever seen with a Heron was in the industrial area of Staffordshire in England where a Heron caught and drowned and then swallowed a huge rat.

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