It might take some time, but even a Great Blue Heron who has been statue-still will eventually do something interesting! But that something wasn't caused by a fish looking to get caught and it wasn't caused by another creature trying to claim territory.....
..no, it was caused by, none other, than that itchy little need to scratch!
Those long toes make perfect scratchers as the heron rakes through his feathers on his neck and head, not once but three times those sharp claws slipped over the side of his face...
and all the while he shuts his eyes in apparent relief... ahhhhhh
and as a finale for those of us who have been watching from a far, he turns and flaps his wings as if to say, watch me long enough and I will always give you something worth photographing!!
weekend with family
1 year ago