Ardea herodiasimg_0300This Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) had a bum left foot. It was holding the toes curled and not putting any pressure on it. In flight, which seemed fine, it looked as if a toe was sticking weirdly upright. Butorides virescensGreen Heron (Butorides virescens), also at Crescent Water. I think it’s standing on something under there, because judging from some of the creatures that have emerged from there, it’s deeper than that usually.Ardea herodiasThis was all the same day, and since this Great Blue at the Valley Water was standing well on its left left, it was another bird entirely.Ardea herodiasWhen I passed Valley again later, it was gone, but then this one was at my next stop, Sylvan Water, so it may have been the same bird.

2 Responses to “Herons”

  1. 1 Backyard Photographer Blog October 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Great photos and great photo opportunities. Lucky you! 😊

  2. 2 crystalhrogers October 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I admired some of these Great Blues at Alabama Point on the Gulf this weekend. Sad to say the state is using Deep Horizon money to build some huge convention center on a huge chunk of Gulf State Park.

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