At long last

Posted: June 2, 2020 in birds
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After several trips to the Riparian Preserve, I’d seen a variety of birds and lots of egrets, but no herons. Then one day I glanced to my right as I passed one of the lakes and there he was, Mr. GBH. Sylvia at anotherday2paradise and I joke about Mr GBH (Great Blue Heron) as she calls hers. I told her that from my reading of British mysteries/thrillers, I think of GBH as “grievous bodily harm.” I’m sure that’s the interpretation the fish put on those initials!

  1. macmsue says:

    Beautiful shot. I’d normally have no time for GBH but I’d make an exception in this case.

  2. pommepal says:

    You’ve caught him in a beautiful light

  3. A great shot that was worth the wait. 😊

  4. beth says:

    and worth the wait!

  5. Lovely photo Janet and I like the reflection!

  6. Amy says:

    Incredibly beautiful, Janet!

  7. lolaWi says:

    great capture, Janet. love the reflection 🙂

  8. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful capture, Janet. I don’t see these guys very often, and it always feels special.

    • I saw them fairly regularly in the park in Naperville, but not so often that I ever took it for granted. Here there are lots of egrets, especially the snowy egrets, but not many herons.

  9. Ally Bean says:

    Wonderful color. Great photo. I like your British mystery reference.

    • Thanks , Ally. I’m a fan of mysteries in general and the Brits do a pretty good job of them, usually without lots of the over-the-top sliminess of too many American authors.

  10. I’m sure they do too those beaks are spears! Great sighting and image, Janet!

  11. Resa says:

    What a fantastic/brilliant shot!!! Kudos!!