Great Blue Herons at Wild Rose

This great blue heron returns to this small lake on the eastern edge of Kananaskis near Bragg Creek.  The great blue is the largest heron in North America.  They can stand over 4 feet tall with a wingspan just shy of 7 feet.  Very graceful to watch in flight and their takeoffs and landings are performances.

This year it has a mate so I’m keeping my eye out for young ones.  It would be great to see this pair grow to be a small rookery in the next couple of years.

I first photographed these birds in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island.  I still think it is special every time I see them right near my home.

3 responses

  1. Wow this must have been high noon for those incredible reflections. Just beautiful.

    August 25, 2015 at 4:39 pm

  2. elmediat

    Incredible compositions.

    August 22, 2015 at 6:35 pm

  3. Mom & Dad

    Mskes me smile – beautiful pictures of a graceful creature. Mom

    August 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

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