When is a Great Blue Heron Most Like a Dog?

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles Schultz

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Great blue heron does a whole body shake to shed water, just like a wet dog.

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When dogs shake off water, the movement starts at their snout, and
if you grab their nose, supposedly they can’t complete the shake.

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I wonder – do you suppose that grabbing the heron’s bill would do the same?

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Happy Irish Wolfhound Falcor and happy friend.

If only Falcor would go into the pond and get wet, then we could grab his snout and test that wet dog theory about blocking the shake by grabbing his muzzle.


Thanks to Ed for the Sunday Stills: Going to the Dogs prompt.

Thanks again to Cee for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy.

Thanks once more to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote: Happiness prompt.

Thanks once more to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Brown prompt. Falcon is light brown, on a medium-brown throw on his special chair.

Thanks also to Michelle for her Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge prompt.


A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

(These photos were taken September 11, 2011.)

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

Great Blue Heron, Irish Wolfhound

Posted on December 23, 2013, in ardea herodias, Bird photography, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge, Nature Photography, Photo Essay, Photography, postaday, Sunday Stills, Weekly Travel Themes, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Lovely pictures, Babsje. Thanks for the entry.

  2. Wonderful post for this week’s topic. I adore it. Thanks for playing!

  3. Beautiful entry – I really enjoy the various moments you manage to capture and reveal us from the life of heroms!

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