Friday, July 3, 2015

Just Fishing

When I walked by the pond in the middle of Wychwood Park I was looking for the turtles that usually are sunning themselves on a log in the middle of the pond but instead found this wonderful Black-Crowned Night Heron who was busy scanning the water for fish! You can even see his long white head plumes that they have during breeding season. It seems he is here for the summer since he has been around for several days now but I'm not sure if the turtles are happy about him using their log! The log has been anchored to keep it in place, hence the ropes. Click HERE to see a pic of the pond from Aug '13 when it was covered in duckweed but you can see the log out in the middle.
Taking part in WEekend Reflections. Click HERE to see more reflections from around the world.

23 comments:

blogoratti said...

Really great photo, nice!

Karl Demetz said...

Haha, it seems he doesn't see any fish !
A very nice picture !

Lowell said...

Very cute and nice reflection ... these guys have a lot of patience.

Re your comment on Ocala: You've got to stay in the car, Pat! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

TexWisGirl said...

so cute all huddled down. looks almost penguin-ish. :)

Sharon Anck said...

What a beauty he is sitting there by himself. I wonder if he has a mate hiding around somewhere or if he's and old bachelor.

Karen S. said...

What a lovely capture, he is a beauty. Too bad for the turtles lovely spot, they best stay away or they might become dinner!

VP said...

At first I took it for a penguin... Funny pose, great photo!

Gosia k said...

Lovely big heron

Viera said...

Fantastic shot, very cute reflection

cieldequimper said...

Well yes, just that, very important occupation! Super shot!

William Kendall said...

He seems to be brooding.

Christine Wenger said...

What a great reflection, to me the bird looks a little bored. ...

Revrunner said...

Fantastic! Thanks, RedPat. I photographed one of these on the canal recently and have been trying to identify it ever since.

Randy said...

Great shot.

llandudnopictures said...

A picture of concentration!

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like he is resting. Fabulous reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

He looks like he's concentrating very hard...

Halcyon said...

A perfect reflection. He looks a little like an oddly colored penguin standing that position. ;-)

José Mendonça said...

What a wonderful capture! Great spotting.

marshaleith said...

super reflection...at first glance it looked a penguin!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks like the log has become quite an important perching point in the lake Pat :) Got this image of angry turtles looking up from under the water impatiently waiting to reclaim their spot :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool! I haven't seen one this year...yet!

Laura. M said...

Un buen reflejo :))