10/03/09 - Great Blue Heron at Lake Johnson
Joey and I went for a paddle boat ride on Lake Johnson (inside Raleigh city limits) yesterday morning while Johnny was at preschool. There wasn't a lot of bird activity, and even though I brought my usual camera out on the lake, I figured I'd end up with just a few pics of Joey in his life vest. Boy was I surprised when I saw a GBH hanging out near some pine trees on the shore. It looked like he was asleep. His head was tucked down and he was standing up straight and quiet. It was SO hard to keep me and the boat still...I was so EXCITED:-) As we moved closer, he became more alert, moved around a bit, and after enough shots to satisfy me, flew off. Looking at picture timestamps, it looks like I tooks pictures of him for about 5 minutes. This is SOOC...not even a crop. Boy was it a joy to be able to take these pictures with my little helper right beside me!
Today may just be stuff around the house and grocery shopping day. We've been running wide open for 3 days now:-) I promised the boys we could put up more Halloween decorations, and I've got to get netting up over my ponds before the acorns start coming down too fast.
Enjoy your Saturday and have a great day!