This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Eat, Drink and Be Merry.
A story of a Great Blue Heron on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline, Ontario, Canada. All the photos are of the same bird taken over about 40 minutes although I did shuffle the order they were taken in to fit the challenge.
Eat. The Great Blue Heron has just caught and swallowed a small fish.
Drink. Actually the bird is striking after a fish but they probably swallow water sometimes.
Be Merry. Amusement about the Closed To Fishing sign.
My contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smiles and the A Photo a Week Challenge: Smile.
I know that I’m not supposed to anthropomorphize wildlife but I thought this could be a light hearted post with a bit of anthropomorphizing.
An American Red Squirrel with a hint of a smile. Ontario, Canada.
A relaxed Dunnock grinning while sunbathing. Cheshire, England.
A wet Racoon grins as it surveys the bird feeders, Ontario, Canada.
A Common Frog grins in a garden pond, Cheshire, England.
A portrait of a Mourning Dove that gives the impression of smiling. Ontario, Canada.
A hidden Great Blue Heron laughing at a No Fishing Sign, Ontario, Canada.
A Pine Siskin that appears to be laughing. Ontario, Canada.
My contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge Give us a Smile.
I remember spending some time photographing this Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. The wind was blowing causing the bird to have a bad feather day. I don’t know if that was why the bird appears to be grumpy but I’ve always thought of the bird as Grumpy Heron.
The new Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Signs.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some photos of a Great Blue Heron fishing behind a no fishing sign.
In some shots I focused on the bird, others I focused on the sign. For this challenge I picked a shot where the sign was in focus and the Heron appears to be laughing at the sign.
It’s awkward scratching around your eye when your toes are like that.
The Daily Post one word prompt is Awkward.
A Great Blue Heron having a good scratch on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada.
The Daily Post weekly photo challenge is Smile.
A grumpy looking Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline.
I’m not sure if the bird is looking grumpy because of the wind blowing its feathers or if it doesn’t like having its photo taken.
Today’s Daily Post one word prompt is Warning.
It’s no use putting up “No Fishing” signs if the Great Blue Heron chooses to ignore it.