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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I wonder as I wander...

Do you ever wonder what a bird might be doing or thinking?  I was wandering along a wooded trail near the shoreline, when something up in the midst of the trees, caught my eye.


I have seen the Great Blue Heron stand like a statue for ages in and around water, but this one was moving its head frequently. I suppose from such a height there is much to catch its interest.  I wonder if they nest there in the spring.



I carry on along the trail and spy a seagull eyeing something that seems rather unappealing.  I wonder if it thought so, too ~ although how could anything be more unpleasant than swallowing starfish whole?

While I wander, I find a little spot to sit and wonder some more.



I clamber over rocky crags to peer into tidal pools, and wonder at the variety and richness of life swirling inside.

I wend my way back along the trail; a shimmer of blue catches my eye!


Great blue herons eat small fish, swallowing them head first...and frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards, shellfish, small birds, rodents, grasshoppers, and other insects such as dragonflies. 


I wonder if the Great Blue Heron is looking for the little blue dragonfly!





12 comments:

  1. Maybe the Heron was trying to see where its pince-nez had fallen.

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    1. Right you are, John ~ I checked on an earlier photo when they seemed to be precariously perched on his nez ~ as you can see here ;)

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    2. Just catching up - brilliant Glo. The pince-nez really suits the Heron.

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  2. What a pretty series and fun wonderings. I especially love your sitting wondering spot.

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. Fortunately, there are many such spots to sit awhile and wonder along this shoreline trail.

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  3. You've caught some lovely thoughtful poses from your feathered friends :-) I must admit, I don't often get a chance to wonder about birds -- except for the ones that swoop through my garden teasing the cats. They don't hide their glee as they laugh, "Ha ha ha ha!"

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    1. Thanks, Nikki. It sounds like you have cheeky and saucy birds in your neighbourhood if they enjoy tormenting your kitties. ;)

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  4. what a lovely post! I often wonder what herons are thinking and seeing, they stay still for so long! They always look comical when they're in the trees too.

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    1. Thanks CGP! Birds, such as herons, display so much patience as they wait, wait and wait some more, before suddenly darting into the water for food. They are awkward looking old-world type birds, giving them a comical look for sure.

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  5. Wondering and wondering is a great way to spend some time especially watching birds such as herons, which are such fascinating birds.
    I've seen a few gulls here this week squabbling and squawking as usual. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks, Flighty. One of my favorite is to wander and wonder at the natural beauty of creatures and scenery. Yes, herons are quite fascinating, and have such a croaky sound that always catches my attention. Squawking and squabbling seagulls sums up their sounds very well.

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  6. How lovely to be able to wonder and wander amongst such beauty. That heron looks like he has spotted a fish, he is so very intent isn't he?

    Beautiful pics as usual....especially that lovely blue dragonfly.xxxxx

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