A photojournal of wildlife, wild flowers and forest life in a small section of Northern Ontario, Canada.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Great Blue Heron of The Vermilon River-World Bird Wednesday Post.
Note His Head Plumes
Again the head plume
When they go to lift off, its breathtaking.
With all of the wetlands I've shown you as we ramble through the Vermilon River district you had to guess that it is home, at least in a breeding way, in the summer to these guys. These incredible birds hunt these wetlands for frogs and fish to their hearts' content. If not common they are easy to find, although not in the colonies that the bird guides say, here at least. Maybe mine are anti-social. It was impossible to get their photos until I got the new sigma 150-500mm lens, as they were always on the other side of the wetland, some the size of small lakes.Remember this is a wilderness forest the birds or animals are not habituated, and that also accounts for the difficulty. They're ( all birds and animals) not used to people and they fear predators.