the ocean above
hugs a striking splash of color
great blue heron
Just over a week ago, we made another trip to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to see what birds had arrived since our last trip in March, and obviously to take more photos! We were excited to spot many more birds and bird varieties, and even noticed that there were a few more Great Blue Herons (at least five more). Most of the herons we saw were along the water’s edge foraging for their primary diet of fish. I took some photos of these birds standing in the water, but I find them more beautiful when they are in flight. This makes capturing non-blurry photos much more challenging, but I’m happy with this one.
This week’s WordPress photo challenge theme is “blue”: the Great Blue Heron, the blue mountain in the background, and the blue sky. I cropped the image showing the bird leaving the photo so that I could include more of the mountain.
Other postings from this bird refuge:
- M! Challenge: Migration, etc.
- N! Challenge: Nature, Nuisance, etc.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Together
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused