I was working at my desk when a blur whizzed by my side window. Figuring it was the scrub jay or crow landing on the roof of our garden room, I didn’t even look up – but then … that thump was definitely not jay or crow sized! And indeed not – it was a Great Blue Heron! I grabbed my camera and got a few quick shots.
He cruised off the roof and I got a few more photos as he flapped away. Wish I had my long lens on the camera, but I was glad at least I had it nearby and ready to shoot!
The trees are summer-full of leaves so I couldn’t see where he landed.
I went up to our deck to try to spot him and was treated to another rare sight, an oriole down in the garden.
George saw him the other day, and put grape jelly out on the oriole feeder for him. He was headed for the hummingbird feeder near this tree.
What birds have you been seeing in your summer-garden?