Saturday, May 16, 2020

Photographic [canine] assistant and a Grey Heron

Good afternoon dear blogger friends. Here I am again, posting on Saturday Critter with Eileen! Thank goodness I get my weekly fix ! 

I posted recently how, on our daily walks along the farm road, when Skabby and I approach the dam, I leash him up and urge him to be quiet. I've been trying to get a photo of the resident Grey Heron. Only to see it fly up as we sneak up on the watering hole. 

Earlier this week, I almost forgot my quest, and let Skabby run along ahead. As the dam came into view, I was fascinated by the perfect reflection of the electric pole on the opposite bank. I snapped it. 
 The electric pole reflection 
Then Skabby dived into the dam and within a few seconds the rings made by his body, reached the image - and I  snapped again! 

My photographic assistant helps create interesting reflections! 

Then to my surprise, as I looked to my right, I saw the Grey Heron sitting on the bank. Dead quiet. Watching us, but not flying off either. 

 Grey Heron

 I managed at least a dozen shots before the heron took off lazily and flew away. 
Up, up and away   
At my feet, Skabby continued to plodge in the dam while I photographed the heron! 

The next day when we arrived, the heron wasn't in attendance. But the dam looked so beautiful, anyway. The winter days are spectacularly beautiful and mild at the moment. 
A perfect reflection of the clouds in the humble farm dam! 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

We have just passed day 50 of Lockdown. No one is sure what happens next, so the wise and wary are following the rules, wearing their masks and washing their hands. Still no gatherings are allowed and the sale of alcohol and cigarettes have been banned for the entire Lockdown period. 

I trust you're all keeping well and safe. 



  1. Hello Jo,
    It is always nice to see you linking up a critter post. I love the Grey heron and your sweet Skabby. The reflections are lovely, the last sky reflecting is beautiful. They are all great photos. We are slowly opening here, at phase one. Take care and stay safe. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend. PS, thanks for the comment and visit.

  2. We have great blue herons up at our cabin once in a while. They are like that, silent and motionless watching for fish under the floating log boom we use to protect our floating cabin from waves. - Margy

  3. What a wonderful morning you had (and shared).
    Many, many thanks.

  4. I love that beautiful Heron and the neat reflections in the water! Have a good weekend!

  5. Glad you got the Heron in the end. It's great when they hang around for you.

  6. Lovely series of photos. The heron is a great catch and the scenery is lovely.

  7. Your heron is such an elegant bird. I love them. We had herons nesting here last year. Fascinating to watch. Love the dam refections.

  8. Hello. Wonderful serie of photos. Grey heron is great.


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