Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Birds on the Gulf Coast" Mosaic Monday

It's always a thrill to see the huge herons on the Gulf coast!

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We called this Heron, Grandpa Heron! Isn't he shaggy?

My hubby took this photo!

(I mean the heron not my hubby! heehee!)

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This is the same Heron...

but he is 'at alert' when someone came close!

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I'm linking with Mary at  the dear little red house 

for Mosaic Monday! Enjoy your Monday!

And a special thanks to everyone that sent me

a birthday greeting! I sure feel special!  rose

47 comments:

Stacey said...

Out our window today, we've been watching Tufted Titmouses fly back and forth to the feeders. It would be so much fun to see those big guys. Summer can't come soon enough!

koralee said...

These birds are amazing.xoxoxo Thanks for sharing.

La said...

Great pictures of some of the amazing gulf coast wildlife.

Have a great week! La

Carol said...

What a cool looking bird! Makes me smile :) Great pictures!

LibbiesHome said...

Those are amazing photos. You take wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing something I might never see in person. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Those are amazing shots. Great job.

GrandmaK said...

Handsome old gentleman isn't he? Wonderful shot! Thank you! Cathy

Mary said...

Wow, what amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jeri ~ said...

Great shots!! He sure is a rather odd looking fellow!

podso said...

Herons always fascinate me--they are fun to watch. Great pictures! Have a good week!

Custom Comforts said...

What beautiful pictures! I've never seen a heron like that. We have a lot of great blues and white herons, but nothing quite that dramatic. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Diann said...

Very cool photos of that Heron!

Love of the Sea said...

Seems like he let you get pretty close. Great shots. Such a beautiful and graceful bird!

Snap said...

i love the great blue herons ... magnificent!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I don't think I've ever seen photos of this bird this wonderful!!! They are simply breathtaking!!!

EG Wow said...

Grandpa Heron is very handsome!

Lavender Cottage said...

You named this heron well, he does look like a grandpa with a long beard.

Vicki said...

He did look a bit shabby! Great pics.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Great pics!! We always look for a blue heron that lives down on the river near here...but he is not as pretty as this shaggy fellow.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.
~Cindy~

Pain SUX said...

Lovely photos!!

And I hear a birthday wish is in order. I certainly hope it was a good one.

~Steph
4 the LUV of SANITY

One said...

That's a great shot from your hubby...not the heron... of the heron. He must have gotten very close to shaggy Grandpa to get such terrific shots.

g.suzie said...

Wow, you got some great shots of that very interesting bird!
And I will echo the greetings from
others 'happy birthday'.
Have a great week
sj.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful shots of those herons. We have them here along with the sand hill cranes. I never seem to have my camera with me when one is close enough to photograph.

Carol

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

what refreshing photos! we have snow up here and i haven't seen our heron for a couple of months. love your shaggy visitor. he is cute! just found you and hope you will stop by soon...happy belated bday!

Kathy said...

I have seen one from afar - they're quite wonderful! Terrific photos and mosaic,
Kathy

Diane said...

Oh my goodness--I love this!!

Boo-Bah said...

What wonderful pictures. The Heron is gorgeous, and very shaggy.

Verde Farm said...

Hi, just found you through Mosaic Monday. Love your heron pictures. So beautiful there. Great photos. If you get a chance, come visit us at Verde Farm :)
Happy Monday, Amy

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, herons are fun birds to watch. They are beautiful birds.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment! Love your mosiac. I have been your follower for quite a while. Maybe one of these days, I'll get around to joining Mosiac Monday too.

Please do drop back by for my $30 Gift Card giveaway (your choice: Hobby Lobby or Home Depot).

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, just gorgeous. We have these herons on our lake. They often stand on the end of our dock or walk across the backyard. They are really something.

Hope your Monday is blessed!

Barb ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love watching birds. When I grew up in Michigan we had blue herons on our lake...then when I moved to Naples, Fl we saw them there. It is amazing to me that they can live in the north and south!
Hugs,
Penny

LDH said...

He sure is shaggy and quite handsome in these photos! Beautiful mosaic!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diane,
Oh my gosh--what amazing pictures!!! Fantastic!!!
XO

All That Glitters said...

How neat!!!!

I can't remember if I said Happy Birthday or not! Ack!!! My memory is leaving me girl!!! Anyway, Happy Birthday again!!!

French Basketeer.com said...

If I were within 200 miles I would bring you a Birthday Cake!! I love the Heron shots and wish you the loveliest of Birthdays!!! Hugs, A

Vee said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Beautiful mosaic in blues and grays...and a marvelous heron!

Lallee said...

Great photos. That heron looks all seriousness!

Shellbelle said...

You're so funny, lol. I know I've told you before just how much I love our birds, but I must admit I've never seen a heron showing his shaggy side. Great photo!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

He is shaggy. :) And. I am so jealous that I am not in Florida!
ENJOY!!!
Joyce

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous bird...very intriguing to watch. Are you doing WIWW tomorrow? Not sure if I can make it...I will have to get up early and cleaned up and get snapping some pics if I do. My pet party was huge, and I have been so busy enjoying that..

bj said...

How fun to see these beautiful birds.

Fig jam is one of my favorites and we never have it. Figs don't grow well out here in West Texas and they are so expensive at the market.
Wish I had some right this minute...with lemon peel. :))

Konda said...

Love that you named this little guy. The pictures are fab!!!

Nice to see sunshine that "feels" so warm. Nice capturel

Paula said...

That's a great photo. I often see Herons when I run by a creek in my area. Don't they look prehistoric?

Donna said...

Those herons are amazing! I've never seen one like the shaggy one before, how funny! We have Sandhill cranes here in Michigan, and I was lucky enough to see a huge bunch of them migrating this fall, very cool!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Loved the heron in your mosaics! I never saw one so shaggy!

Drawn to The Sea said...

How lucky to catch him at just the right moment... he's a big guy, isn't he! A great anchor for your pretty mosaic :-)