Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Blue Heron and the Deer



Yesterday morning I left home to pick up a few items from the grocery store. As I passed my neighbor's pond I saw this idyllic scene. I was quite a distance away; but I managed to capture this little deer and what I believe is a Blue Heron. After I took this photo the Heron proceeded to walk to the nearby woods. The little deer began to follow. I watched the Heron come back out of the woods and they proceeded to have a staring contest. I guess little Bambi wasn't as familiar with this long legged creature as he was with the ducks and geese on the pond. This view of nature was a nice little surprise to start off my Saturday morning. It made the trip to the grocery store not seem so mundane!


The Heron is a wading bird and typically nests in trees or bushes near a body of water. So, I'm hoping this won't be my only encounter. The camera will be ready each time I pass the pond.

9 comments:

Rue said...

What a wonderful thing to be able to have caught that on film :) I wish I had your eye.

Have a great day tomorrow,
rue :)

fireflynights said...

Isn't it nice to live in an area where you have the oppotunity to see wildlife and birds like a heron as you go about your day to day activities? People in the cities miss so much.

Also wanted to let you know that later today I'm posting a blog entry in which you have been tagged to tell some things about yourself. The directions say to visit my blog to learn what to do.

George Townboy said...

Love this shot! That looks just like a Great Blue Heron to me.

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a great capture and nice story. We have great blue heron at the lake I fish. I hope to be on it in a couple of weeks.

kenju said...

You were so lucky to be there at the right time!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great little pond that must be... I look forward to seeing more from here.

Rue said...

Hi Carletta :)

Not only have you been tagged by Rosanne, but you can also pick something up from me over at my blog :)

rue

Brenda Kula said...

I really like your header. It's original! And, like you, I love nature and taking pics of it. I'll come back for a visit.
Brenda

gmj said...

I see blue herons on one of the nature trails we walk, I have T.'s camera for this next week maybe I can get a decent shot of one to share. Love the pond and the bambie.