Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Black-crowned night heron

This was such a beautiful bird that I wanted to include ALL the photos 'we' took! 


It was across the Rainbow river from us so I have to give hubby the credit for most of these photos.


And it was preening...


and fluffing....


 and maybe even feeling a little grumpy 


but giving us so many beautiful poses.

Just a little idea too of how the seasons change in this part of North Central Florida.


Taken in January 


Taken again in March

These are taken from the bridge at the Blue Run Park in Dunnellon.


 Taken in January 


Taken in March

You can see that many of the trees here are deciduous. 

 One more Black-crowned night heron and we'll call it a wrap!


 Enjoy your weekend! 

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE 
 
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.


33 comments:

Nanaland said...

He is a very handsome fellow!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Wonderful series on the Black-crowned Night Heron. They are a great sighting.
I like the views of the and park! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for leaving me a comment.

Anonymous said...

He is a beauty , a bit grumpy looking, maybe fishing was off, or maybe his preening didn't go as he liked lol, thank you fir showing us the change in season, I think many of us don't realize that all of nature had it's time, it's just more pronounced in different parts
Of the world,

Sue said...

Such a beautiful, bird, it looks like he was expecting you so he decided to give you his best poses. ~wink~
It is amazing what a few weeks will do in bringing new life to trees, I stand at my kitchen window and observe the changes weekly, so amazing.
Have a blessed weekend,
Sue

Terri D said...

Lovely!! Great photos of the bird and great comparison photos showing the difference three months can make!

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty lush fast, just starting to green around here a bit

Sandra said...

that heron is gorgeous. as are the photos of him. the sutle differences in Jan and now are why I love FL so much.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

One of my absolute favorites -- they seem to be showing up for me this year more than any other bird -- but most of my photos all look the same; it's great how you captured the action and different poses.

Inger said...

What a gorgeous bird. An educational post, as I thought everything looked the same in your Florida nature year round.

Vee said...

He is a handsome fellow. Your header photo is gorgeous. Such a difference between your world and mine right now, Yours looks civilized! 😉

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

And people try to tell us that Florida doesn't have seasons!!!
they just aren't paying attention is all--
lovely photos of the Black crowned night heron--
and then those lovely Jan to Mar photos--wow!!!
luv, di

Tom said...

...it's pretty thing, I saw them in Maui this winter.

happyone said...

A beautiful bird and so enjoyed seeing all your pictures.

Carla from The River said...

This was fun! I enjoy looking at all of Florida thru your eyes. :-)

Ann Thompson said...

Awesome photos of the heron.
A few months sure do make a difference. I wish that's how it looked here in March

Betty Crow said...

Wonderful series of the Black-crowned night heron.

Mia said...

Oh yes, my friend. The bird is GORGEOUS. Thank you for the great photos you share with us. Kisses!

Jenn Jilks said...

So rich and green! We await spring!!!

Anni said...

Yes!! Most think that the South has no change of seasons, but you proved them wrong! And such beautiful images. That night heron series is extraordinary Diane.

For all your sharing, I and we at I'd Rather B Birdin' send our thanks!!

Simply Shelley said...

God is amazing, isn't he?
It is a beautiful bird indeed Diane. Blessings to you my friend.

doodles n daydreams said...

Yes, you got some great shots of the heron. He certainly was a poser :)
Diana

Adam Jones said...

I'd so like to see a Night Heron. What a special bird.

Debbie said...

You are right about the heron, what a beauty, I am happy that you shared all of that pictures!!

It is interesting to see the changes in the landscape there, things sure have gotten green!! Your husband is such a great guy!!!

Phil Slade said...

We occasionally see the Black-crowned Night Heron here as it's a scarce visitor from Europe. It is a beautiful bird and you have a lovely set of photos there Diane.

Nancy Chan said...

It is fun to watch the heron going about its different poses. Whatever the changes, the landscape look beautiful. Happy new week.

bill burke said...

The Night Heron is such a beautiful bird. I like seeing the changes in your landscape, Florida does have seasons after all. :)
Your header photo is very pretty, I love it.
Enjoy your day abd have a fantastic week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

before and after shots are always cool :)

Tanza Erlambang said...

beautiful shots....

Red Rose Alley said...

The black crowned night heron - what a beauty he is. Don't see them around here. His white fluffy belly is pretty. The water pictures are different taken in January and then in March. So much greener in March, and looks tropical. Such lovely photos today, Diane.

~Sheri

Lois said...

Wow! I love these photos and I'm glad you included all of the ones you took of the night heron. Such a beautiful bird!

NatureFootstep said...

sure, this heron is a gret one. You have goos shots of it.

re painting. Good luck if you try to paint birds. Be sure to start with a sketch :) And let me know :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a beautiful bird and all of your photographs were a delight to see.

All the best Jan

Little Wandering Wren said...

I think your Black-crowned Night Heron has a look of 'hang on a moment I just need to be properly dressed before you photo me!' Great photos!
Wren x