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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blue Herons

The first time I saw a Blue Heron in Águas da Prata was at night (around 10:30 p.m.) He was fishing. I was on the foot bridge and he was about three meters away. He watched me intently as I took his photograph using flash. Look at his long neck! They hang out near the foot bridge over the pond in Praça Basílio Ceschin.

The next time I saw a Blue Heron he was under the foot bridge fishing.

Notice how short his neck is. Is he the same bird? I don´t think so.

Then I saw this fellow with the White Heron. The white had just caught two fish at the same time. She dropped on behind that small bush and the Blue Heron stole it.

A few days later I saw the two together again.

He just stayed there and watched me take his photo near the foot bridge.

I had always wondered if there was more than one Blue. This fellow flew in on the other side of the foot bridge. So now I was certain there were at least two.

Then along came this fellow.

Like the others he watched me intently as I approached taking his photograph.

I was able to get as close as 2 meters (6 feet) to get this excellent. detailed photo.

So now we know there are three Blue Herons in Águas da Prata. They are, "No Neck", "Medium Neck" and "Long Neck" *SMILE*

Photos by Urso Branco


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  2. very nice photos of birds here ^_^
    its so refreshing to see birds flying or even coming near you