As I got up this thanksgiving morning thoughts of all the things I am grateful for rushed through my head. A couple of those are the opportunity to watch and photograph birds in the natural world around us. One of those birds I am most grateful for to be able to photograph is the great blue heron.
I came across this particular great blue heron on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge a few weeks ago. It didn’t stay sitting for very long. I was able, however, to get a couple of shots but the shots I did get aren’t perfect because this was back when my lens was having some major focusing issues but I did get a couple of shots good enough to post of one of my favorite birds. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and I hope we are all grateful for the birds and natural world around us.