Last Sunday, we were family chatting on the deck, which stands approximately twenty five feet from the small private lake behind the house, when suddenly, coming out of nowhere, a beautiful tall winged creature landed in front of us, at the edge of the property, standing still, as if listening to the conversation.
Imagine our surprise! Silence fell on us as suddenly as the arrival of the bird…
My sister Judith whispered:” It’s an heron ! Janice .. get a camera … fast!”
On the edge of my toes, I ran inside the house and grabbed my Canon Powershot 3S IS, came back as silently and fast as I could.
We were afraid it would fly away before we had time to make pictures.
Almost lying on the deck, I tried to zoom best and grabbed a shot. Strangely enough, the great blue heron posed, then turned around, getting ready to head away, allowing just enough time for a second shot.
Wow…what a beautiful encounter…
I will research to find out which species this magnificient heron belongs to.
Could it be a great blue heron?
If anyone has a suggestion or answer to my quest, do not hesitate to leave a comment. Would be great help. Thanks!