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The Blue Bird on my Photo Walk

Last evening I was bummed that I forgot my camera on my walk but I did not turn back because I had my phone with me. Then I saw something that made me run home and get it. This Great Blue Heron was enjoying the day on a stump at the edge of  a river "dead loop". I got ten exceptional pictures. Here are three of my favorites.

Heron by Bob Timm 1

Heron by Bob Timm

Heron by Bob Timm

and this shot too...

Turtles by Bob Timm

 

 

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Comment balloon 24 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • June 04 2019 02:26AM

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Morning Bob.

On that last photo it looks like he/she was even smiling for the camera.  Great shots, thanks for sharing

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 5 months ago

Good morning, Bob "RealMan" Timm I'm amazed that the heron just waited there for you to retrieve your camera.... beautiful photos....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 5 months ago

Those herons are amazing birds and huge! A friend of ours who has a koi pond had to screen it in as the herons thought they could come each morning and have a breakfast of his koi!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 5 months ago

I did not notice that until you mentioned it James Dray but it clearly does look as though she is smiling.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

I was very lucky Barbara Todaro and so happy she/he did wait.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

I could not believe the size of it's feet Nina Hollander . Every time I'd seen a heron in the past it was standing in the water so I never saw it's feet. I never would have thought about a bird like that fishing a koi pound in my back yard. I bet you friend thought it was cool until they realized what was going on. 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

Their wing span is also quite amazing, Bob. My friend did not think losing his beloved koi was very cool!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 5 months ago

Good morning Bob. Living in downtown Chicago away from nature, I appreciate your effort to get the camera and share. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

Looks like he was more than happy to pose for you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Posted by Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. (Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc) 5 months ago

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm - Great shots!

Blue Herons are magnificent birds and we can see them at Oak Creek in Sedona.  They like moving water. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 5 months ago

You are welcome Wayne Martin . I'm surprised at how much "nature" lives right in the heart of our little city.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

He didn't show any signs of being annoyed Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- so maybe he's used to being photographed a lot.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

I remember seeing them often as a kid at our lake cabin in MN but this is the first time I've seen one in town Sheri Sperry - MCNE® . As closed in as this "dead loop" is I', amazed he could even land in it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

That is a great looking blue bird and the turtles look neat too!  When I think of a blue bird, I think of the blue bird of paradise.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

I'm still looking for that Blue Bird of Paradise Brian England although I think I've found a sibling... the Blue Bird of Contentment .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm -  It was worth going back for your camera because those are great closeups.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 5 months ago

Bob,

Wow, Wow, Wow.  We see those blue herons quite often here in the marsh reserves.  Your pictures are fabulous, keep shooting.  Nina Hollander  comment on the koi pond, reminded me of the demise of two koi ponds we had in Los Angeles.  First, it was a learning curve in keeping the PH level perfect...and then came the raptors that lived on our property.  Mr & Mrs Owl and their owlets thought they were in gourmet heaven since the koi pond was not far from the tree they nested for 18 years while we lived there.  The other koi pond was by the pool and that too attracted the magnificent hawks that circled the canyon we lived by...Between the PH, the netting, our work, it was evident that this endeavor was not for us.  The pool pond was replaced with a Meyer Lemon tree, and the other one became home to another tree...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

I really like the up close and personal photo with a cooperative subject.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 5 months ago

Blue Herons fascinate me.  My next door neighbor has one that visits occasionally.  They have a koi pond in their back yard.  I suspect that is the attraction.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Bob, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat until you and Nina Hollander called it to my attention I had no idea herons liked to raid koi ponds. That could get expensive feeding a bird that size.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

Thank you for the feature in PHOTOS Myrl Jeffcoat . 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 5 months ago

Bob when we lived in Marina Del Rey the community had a huge Blue Heron Sanctuary there, loved them a bit noisy at night:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 5 months ago

Walks in Nature bring pleasant surprises and photos. I love bird-watching, but often I forget to take photos. Great pictures, Bob!

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