“My What Big Wings You Have!” Exclaimed Goldilocks to the Great Blue Heron

Great blue heron showing off a gorgeous wing.

Great blue heron showing off a gorgeous wing.


Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

Thanks also to Stewart Moncton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

Thanks again to Ed Prescott for the Sunday Stills: Birds challenge.

And thanks also to Michelle for the Weekly Pet Challenge Roundup nudge.


(This took place October 6, 2010)

© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Posted on October 1, 2013, in ardea herodias, Bird photography, daily prompt, Great Blue Heron, Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge, Nature Photography, postaday, Sunday Stills, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. We occasionally get a heron in our yard, or the neighbors and seen one flying home to roost, but never seen one stretching its weing this way. very cool capture!

    • Thanks so much for your kind comment! You’re fortunate to see herons so close to your home. They sometimes stretch like this after waking up from a nap, or near a session of preening. I love watching them go through their motions. Thanks for visiting and commenting here.

  2. Great photo of the Heron – I don’t think I have ever seen one quite like that before.

    • Thanks, I’m glad you like this one, and appreciate you commenting here. More often, when they stretch their wings, they extend a leg out to the side and the wing is stretched in alignment with the leg, that is out to the side. In this instance, the heron extended his leg and wing behind his body. I was fortunate to have been sitting in my kayak hidden on the shore in a blind behind the heron.

  3. The wing span amazes me!
    Absolutely fantastic capture!
    Happy WW!

  4. Wow! that is an amazing photo! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. wow, awesome capture!

  6. WOW! Fascinated me. Thank you, with my love, nia

  7. When I find your posts in my reader your titles always make me smile…nice shot:-)

  8. Forest So Green

    Bird wings are amazing, love your photo, Annie

  9. A glorious photo, Babsje. 🙂

  10. Glad you like this one, thanks for your kind comment!

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