Friday’s Feathered Friends- Blue

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This week for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge she’s asked us to share Feathers of Blue.  Here are a few I’ve taken so far this year.

Great Blue Heron in Flight-

Great Blue Heron

Western Bluebird-Male

Western Bluebird Male

and a Scrub Jay-

Scrub Jay

I’m off hiking in the high country looking for wildflowers, and butterflies today.  I hope you all have a lovely Friday and week-end! I’ll catch up with you when I get home.

Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 100-400mm| PS CC 21.2

 

To see what other Feathers of Blue people are sharing click here.

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more to come…

Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Nevada at the base of the Eastern Sierras. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

44 thoughts on “Friday’s Feathered Friends- Blue”

  1. Blue is a beautiful color on a bird. Lovely captures, Deborah! I love it when bluebirds make it to my yard. They make it so vibrant. I was amazed by the size of the Great Blue Heron. During our kayaking in the North Carolina salt marshes, we saw many White Egrets and one Great Blue Heron rise up from the marsh and take flight. Just stunning!

  2. Blue! Love it and each one of these images is wonderful. What a shot of the heron! These blues are a real day brightener 🙂
    Happy hunting this weekend~hope you see lots of butterflies!

  3. These are so wonderful, Deborah I’ve see herons, but I’m not sure I’ve seen this variety. The in-flight shot is amazing. We tried to attract bluebirds, but we were unsuccessful. I see them on rare occasions but I have no pictures. Thanks for sharing yours.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much, Dan! The Great Blue Heron’s are quite striking and I must confess a little scary. Once I was birding out in the Bay Lands in the Bay Area and while walking along a levee right on the edge of the path was a Great Blue Heron just standing there. It knew I was there, and didn’t move. I stopped short and was shocked it didn’t fly away. I had never been so close to one before about 3 feet away. The size of that bill and knowing how deadly they are to frogs, voles, squirrels, and fish I won’t lie my stomach flipped when I thought about how close I was and how fast they are…I moved way over as far as I could go and passed it. 😀

      I saw a Mountain Blue Bird on Friday! That was a lifer for me! The image isn’t that good though.

      1. These were impressive. I’ve only ever been close to a goose, and that didn’t turn out well. I was on my bike. She thought I got too close to her babies (10-12′ away) and started pecking at my feet as she chased me. I can understand why you were nervous.

  4. Oh, those gorgeous blues, Deborah. Thank you for beautifying my day!! I’m jealous of your chance to see wildflowers. I missed them in Illinois before we moved and wasn’t anywhere to see any in Arizona. I shall look forward to photos. Have fun!

    janet

    1. Thank you so much, Janet! You would have loved the hike I did yesterday. Although I was tired, stiff, and cramping up last night. It was worth all the miles, and cramps. I’m still stiff today some Yoga stretches are in plans for this morning.

    1. Thank you so much, Brian! I thought of you and tried to channel your gift of photographing butterflies while hiking and looking for them yesterday. I saw one that might have been an Admiral! It was big, and hadn’t yet opened it wings. ID’ing it I hope this morning. That would be a lifer for me if it is an Admiral.

  5. Wonderful photos this week Deborah! I loved seeing your Scrub-Jay & Western Bluebird! Nice shot of the Great Blue Heron in flight! Have fun on your adventures and talk to you soon! 🙂

      1. I went years without going through my pics until I started blogging. I’ve been organizing years worth of pics in the past year. It’s been really good for me. 😊

  6. Gorgeous photos, Deborah! I have to remember how the Heron is actually a large bird and amazing how they can carry themselves so gracefully in the sky. Looking for wildflowers and butterflies sounds like a perfect day. Enjoy!

    1. Thank you so much, Belinda! Really, you haven’t seen one? I thought they’d be all over North America. Lemme go look up their range…Oh! They don’t go up your way. I learned something new this morning! I hadn’t really realized there are so many Jays either. There are 13 in North America and I’ve only seen 5 of them. 😀

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