GREAT BLUE HERONS
We are lucky enough to live on beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake in northwest Texas. Today was a beautiful 88 degree day and we got the boat out of mothballs and took a little cruise. On a small island in a neighboring slough we came upon an incredible sight...hundreds of Great Blue Herons nesting! Literally, there were hundreds of them along with a large number of the beautiful white pelicans. The trees on this tiny island were filled to capacity with nests. The nests were filled with female herons and the sky was filled with male herons making sure we were not getting too close. What an exciting find. My pictures were taken from a rocking boat with a "not long enough" lens, but I thought they were special anyway.
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