Feathered Friends "Show Me A Photo" Contest Entry - Wings Of A Great Blue Heron

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This is my entry for the Feathered Friends - Show Me A Photo Contest Round 15! The theme for this round is "Wings". You can learn more about the contest and how to enter HERE!

My first photo of this Great Blue Heron is my entry!


I took my photos at the Big Gunpowder Falls State Park last year. I was on the Big Gunpowder Trail close to the Pot Rocks area located at approximately 11203 Belair Road in Kingsville, Maryland 21087. Belair Road is also known as US-1 and Kingsville is part of Baltimore County.





I really enjoyed watching this Great Blue Heron while I was there. He (or she) seemed to happily be enjoying the waters of the Gunpowder River. Be sure to also notice the sunlight on the water as at times it cast some very pretty colors.




The great Blue Heron has an approximate wing span of 5.5 feet to 6.6 feet! It is amazing to see them in flight, in the water or just perched up in a tree. They also have a loud and distinct call.




This Great Blue Heron didn't seem to mind me and my husband but we were being fairly still and quiet and didn't try to get overly close for fear of scaring him off. He stayed for a very long time too!




He would stay in a spot for a while then either walk or fly a few feet from that spot to another. Getting himself wet and stretching his wings. I'm pretty sure he was looking for fish and I'm sure he found some. I've seen them catch fish several times at both the Big Gunpowder Falls State Park and Little Gunpowder Falls State Park.





I don't think that I could ever see a Great Blue Heron and not feel excited! They are such marvelous birds and .. well .. pretty "great"! 💖



Thank you @nelinoeva for the Feathered Friends - Show Me A Photo Contest!!
Thank you @melinda010100 for #featheredfriends!!
Thank you also to all the sponsors and @oks2crypto for judging!!
All photos and text by me @deerjay. All rights reserved.



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Thanks so much @pinmapple!! 🙂

Lovely shots of the heron... one of my favourite birds. Good luck in the contest! :-)

Thanks so much @keithboone!! Good luck to you as well..you have a pretty awesome entry!! 💖

What a wonderful photo session! ☺

Thanks so much Neli and also for the opportunity to "show" them off!! 💖


Thank you very much @hive-106444!! 🤗

What wonderful captures @deerjay ! and this heron has such graceful postures ! 😊

Thanks so much @barbara-orenya!! They are such beautiful birds! 💕

Amazing captures, love the details of the wings. It almost seems like he was warming them up in the sun.

Thank you very much @sketch.and.jam!! I think you are right! 🙂

These are awesome shots of the Great Blue Heron Dee. 💞I love seeing this marvellous bird too. The bird is certainly enjoying the sun. I’m happy you are back to posting after your scary ordeal with Covid-19.

Thank you so much Jo!! I think he was having a grand time out there! This theme made it impossible to stay away and I don't want to stay away for too long. I go back to the doctor on Thursday to make sure my lungs are clearing up. I'm hoping they are! I'm getting caught up on some chores with some help from the hubby and that makes me feel good! 💞

Most welcome Dee.💕 It’s strange how this covid affects everyone differently. I’m sending healing vibes everything will be clear in your lungs on seeing the doctor on Thursday.🙏


Hi @deerjay, glad to see you are feeling well enough to post again. I love your photos and amazed at the size of your Blue Herons. The herons I see a the Sunshine Coat, Queensland are small.

Thank you so much @angiemitchell!! They are a good size and I love seeing them while on the trails which isn't every time but getting to be more often. 💖

WOW, you have nailed it with this Great Blue Heron they are awesome wings 👍

Thanks so much @kohsamui99!! You have a pretty awesome collection of wings in your post as well!! Good luck in the contest!! Btw.. that pelican made me laugh, they just always seem to have a silly look on their face or maybe I'm the silly one..yep..probably me..lol! 💖

Thank you @deerjay and good luck to you to 👍

Haha , to funny no your not the silly you're not seeing things, those pelican do have a crazy silly look 🤣

You're very welcome @kohsamui99! 😊

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