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Cold Feet

This was taken in Vernon Bridge on the 12th of April last year, the second on my pond on the 16th.   I'm pleased to say spring is much more advanced this year yet I am still waiting for my first heron on the pond. There are two pairs of mallards and a goose couple have visited a few times.

 

photoblog image 20160528 026.jpg

Cold Feet

This was taken in Vernon Bridge on the 12th of April last year, the second on my pond on the 16th.   I'm pleased to say spring is much more advanced this year yet I am still waiting for my first heron on the pond. There are two pairs of mallards and a goose couple have visited a few times.

 

photoblog image 20160528 026.jpg

comments (15)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Apr 2017, 01:32
Très jolies prises !
Mary MacADNski: They are wonderful and it is unusual to see them in snow.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 19 Apr 2017, 03:30
Wonderful animals.
Mary MacADNski: It is very unusual to see them in snow.
Both beautiful shots, Mary! I especially like the bottom image.
Mary MacADNski: That one is on my pond. First heron came yesterday to much different conditions than this one last year.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Apr 2017, 06:23
Nice to see them returning
Mary MacADNski: This was last year but posting this yesterday was a good omen as the first (that I have seen) returned yesterday.
There is something so regal about the heron, Mary. Astrid and I almost always stop whenever we see one here.
Mary MacADNski: They are plentiful here in summer and I am lucky to have them on the pond.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Apr 2017, 06:59
Not long to wait now, Mary. Is this your very own pond?
Mary MacADNski: The second shot is from my pond. The first for the season arrived on the pond yesterday. I record the date every year.
Perhaps the birds remember how cold it was last year and have decided to delay for a week or two this year
Mary MacADNski: It arrived yesterday!!!
When do you think the snow and ice will be all gone Mary?
Mary MacADNski: It is all gone now. As stated, these shot were taken last year.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Apr 2017, 10:59
Every second, time advances to summer. Breathe in, breathe out - and you are even closer ... Lovely seaside shots.
Mary MacADNski: Spring was not late this year like last year. Thank you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Apr 2017, 14:47
Now I've never really considered if herons are migratory birds. If not , it must v=be very hard for the them to find any open water during a normal winter. You are fortunate to have a good pond for them.
Mary MacADNski: They are migratory. I saw one in January two years ago and have been thinking about it since. So unusual! MY first on the pond for the year arrived yesterday.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Apr 2017, 15:10
Lovely pictures Mary, I particularly like the top one.
Mary MacADNski: This river has gulls, ducks, geese, terns and herons. It is a great place to pass by.
I'd love to see a Heron for a long enough period to enjoy it, they always seem to fly off when I get there.
Mary MacADNski: Come sit in my kitchen, Brian.
It looks at home on your pond!
Mary MacADNski: It is. The same ones return year after year. I had a huge majestic one the early years here but one year it did not return.
Braving the cold brings good photographs...
Mary MacADNski: It is so unusual to see herons in snow like this. I felt sorry for them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2017, 05:13
Herons are such great birds, so majestic. I use to count them in the time that I went to work by train (when I was in my twenties) Wonderful pictures and a great title.
Mary MacADNski: There would be too many for me to count some days. I love them. They are a real symbol here.

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