Tar and Abby

Friday, August 21, 2015

Great Blue Heron

This fellow hangs around the fish canal that loops around and empties into the big river.
I've always look for him when I go thru the park.

Fire update: we are now a federal disaster area. All the towns in the area where my parents used to live are in various states of evacuation and the wind is gusting up to 56 mph. We've got the military helping and they have called for volunteers who have had some kind of training.


Bob Slatten said...

I once saw a Great Blue Heron up close while wandering Bodega Head in California. Such a graceful creature, the way it just lifted off from the ground. Gorgeous.

Not so gorgeous, of course, the fires! Stay safe.

Mr. Shife said...

Hope you guys are staying safe along with the great blue heron. We are in a giant campfire still and I'm not sure when we are getting break.

Jeanne said...

Herons are so beautiful and graceful.
At least one local fire dept has sent men to assist with the fire. One of the local air force bases has sent men & aircraft(s) your way. More needs to be sent! Be safe! ♥

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

We see them occasionally here in the city, but not as many as we used to. Meanwhile, stay safe. The sky looking east is awfully hazy this morning. :(

Greg said...

I'm spotting them all the time around here. Those and egrets. Beautiful birds, though.