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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Great Blue Heron in search of his mid-day snack.

The Great Blue Heron is an amazing bird with a wingspan of nearly 6 feet from wing tip to wing tip.  It's an amazing hunter and will wade out into shallow water with it's long slender legs and barely make a ripple.  It will sometimes spear it prey with it's long pointy bill.

This Heron kept us occupied for close to an hour as we sat silently waiting for him to get close enough for some decent images.  It was very interesting to observe the movements of this great hunter.  He moved carefully through the shallows with incredible patience in search of an unsuspecting fish or frog.  As we watched he did end up catching a small fish which he swallowed in one gulp.  I was able to snap a few images but apparently one quick reflection from my camera lens caused him to take flight.  Nature photography requires loads of patience but that perfect shot can be so rewarding.

1 comment:

Willard said...

Those are shots to be proud of, Tom--especially the first one.