Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blue Heron and His Dinner | Bellingham Photographer

I had friends visiting from London and yesterday they were starting their journey back home, so I decided to take them on one last walk in the wind and rain before they left.  It was pouring down rain, and we were drenched by the end of the walk but it was certainly worth it - after catching this guy in the water.

I have never managed to get so close to a heron.  They are super skittish birds, but I believe this guy was more interested in finding a good place to stash his most recent kills (see what is hanging from the end of his beak).  I love this photograph because of the color and clarity.  I was able to catch the rain drops on the water and when the photograph is larger, you can see water droplets dripping from the sea weed and dinner's tail.

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