Great Blue Heron

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I haven't posted any pic's for a while but I just couldn't resist this one.

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Beautiful bird.
Well captured.
Lovely surroundings - I like the boats.
And you found that where you live, in the Birmingham area? Wow.
 
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Yes, I was quite shocked the first time I saw this bird in such an urban area. I was even more surprised when I discovered that she'd nested there too.
 

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this is really great! i have tried to capture one of these...but every time i stop to do just that, it flies... wonderful shot!!
 
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This one was quite timid at first but over the past month or so she's got quite tolerant to the point where she'll practically ignore you on a quiet day. :)
 

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Nice shot. Really love it.
I've seen some of these birds in Grand Union Canal
 

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Very nice. I like this one.
I have found these birds are like crows. Ya can not get with in a football field of them, and their gone.
 
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Ah crows... I've come to recognise two types of crow:

The Wild Crow: Hangs around more natural areas like fields, lakes, rivers, etc. Can't get within 50 feet of 'em. :(

The Urban Crow: Hangs around streets, cafes or anywhere they're likely to find titbits left by the Human folk. Approachable to within 15-20 feet.

The trouble is, everytime I see a good 'Urban Crow' shot, my camera seems to be in the bag. :(
 

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