Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gray Heron

On our Sunday drive I spotted a Gray Heron.  He was sitting all alone on a small pond probably looking for a snack.  My son pulled the car onto the side of the road so I could get a closer look.  I had to take the photos through a chain link fence, but a few came out nicely.  He's absolutely gorgeous.  It almost looks as though he may have a small injury on his wing.  What do you think? 


Do you see the pink spot on his wing?  I hope it's not a serious injury.



Me peeking through the fence at this beautiful bird.

10 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

He is a very handsome fellow. I see the pink spot, maybe it's nothing serious.

I take a lot of photos through chain link fences too at the aviary. Your photos turned our great.

Sandra said...

he is beautiful and he looks fine to me and the best thing of all is you now have a driver to stop and let you snap! how cool

Mama-Bug said...

You got a wonderful shot! He's a great blue heron and don't worry he's not injured. They all have that little funny pink looking area on their wings.

Val said...

Great shots.....I love drive by SHOOTINGS!!(with the camera that is)Have a great day!!

TexWisGirl said...

yup, i was going to echo mama-bug. that's their natural coloring. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I can't see the pink spot myself. Hope he is okay for he is beautiful!
sandie

Ginny said...

What gorgeous pictures you got, especially with the pretty green water! He looks a lot like the great blue herons I see around here.

Ann said...

Great pictures. I see the pink spot but couldn't tell you if it was an injury or not

Deb said...

your driver takes you to the best places...nice photos...

DeanO said...

These are beautiful birds and amazingly graceful for a bird that looks somewhat awkward