The World Bird Wednesday Archive

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XVI

The Great Blue Heron Revealed

In the back of my house the Pine River has been locked in ice since December 8th. That is three solid months and the novelty of skating and skiing on it has worn thin. During the warmer months we are treated to the sight of Great Blue Herons slowly, carefully, stalking the shallows for the frogs and fish. At night I hear their haunting croaking as they fly away to some secret place. When Suzanne and I paddle our kayaks these ultra shy birds stay a step ahead of us, flying away as soon as our quiet boats round the bend. I constantly have to remind myself when walking out of the house, my mind preoccupied with some chore, to open and close the door silently lest I spook a Blue or Green heron and miss a chance to see them making their living.
So what an unbelievable pleasure for this budding birder to have before me the sights of the Venice Rookery. A privileged look into the nursery of the Great Blue Heron!

        Now it's time for World Bird Wednesday

This is the home of World Bird Wednesday. A place for bird photographers from around the world to gather and share their photographs and experiences as they pursue Natures most diverse and beautiful treasurers, the birds. The Blogosphere connects like minded people from around our planet like no other technology can do. World Bird Wednesday will be open for posting at 12 noon Tuesday EST North America through midnight on Wednesday.

You are invited to link your blog with other bird photographers in a weekly celebration of these most diverse and intriguing of Earth's residents, the BIRDS.


#1. Simply copy the above picture onto your W.B.W. blog entry. It contains a link for your readers to share in WBW. Or you can copy this link on to your blog page to share W.B.W.

#2. Come to The Pine River Review on Tuesday Noon EST North America through Wednesday midnight and submit your blog entry with Linky.

#3. Check back in during the course of the next day and explore these excellent photoblogs!

You don't have to be a Bird Watcher or expert photographer to join in--just enjoy sharing what you bring back from your explorations and adventures into nature.

The thumbnails below are links to our contributors blogs where you can view their beautiful posts. The idea of a meme is that you will visit each others blogs and perhaps leave a comment to encourage your compadres!
                      Come on it's your turn!