A Heron At The Hooch

It had been way too long since I’d taken my camera and strolled along the Chattahoochee River, so this morning I decided to remedy that!

As I was walking,  I had the pleasure of seeing a Great Blue Heron who seemed in no particular hurry to get his day started.

He looked rather pensive as he stared out over the river in his one-legged pose, the morning sun dancing on the water.


He did a bit of personal preening…

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…and then started what must be his morning yoga routine.  I’m pretty sure I tried this same pose once in Wii fitness, but I’m equally sure that I looked far less graceful!


Next he did his best impersonation of a matador – at least that’s how it looked to me – and finished the performance looking quite pleased with himself.

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Finally, he returned to his leisurely river watching stance. I think there is something to be said for his unhurried pace.


As I turned to leave, a second Heron flew from around the bend, and allowed me to fire off a few Canon clicks before he disappeared out of sight.


Any day with a visit to the Chattahoochee is a good day. 🙂


12 thoughts on “A Heron At The Hooch

  1. Use to love spotting Herons around the area in this small town/village in b.c. I use to live in 🙂

  2. Omg I’ve done some of those poses lol! Wow, so so beautiful, Kathy. You are blessed and by extension, so are we, with your lovely images. I may start sketching your birds every day in my sketchbook just to make sure I draw something every day (some days, I forget). They always inspire me to pick up a pencil. I know I sound like a broken record, but thanks so much!

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