In awe of the ineffable beauty and sacred mystery of the Great Blue Heron
After nearly two years of visiting this particular woodland waterway I was gifted with the presence of this heron during my first nature adventure in over a month. I have longed to come upon this intriguing bird and I am delighted to share my first photographs.
As we benched ourselves on the bank, this heron gracefully hunted its prey which included a nominal feast of fish, mice, rats, and insects. For an hour and a half I marvelled at its solitude and zen moments...I observed its behaviour and remarkable ability to remain unmoving in the water for up to 10 minutes at a time until its prey reached peak vulnerability, and with swift action the heron snatched them up one by one.
I adore birds...all birds and I suppose I relate most to the Heron for its profound connectedness to Being...ever present and rooted in stillness.
My experience here showed me how great a teacher this extraordinary bird is...to gift us with BE~ING and awareness of the fluidity of all life. #thatssofuckingzen#heron#greatblueheron#bird#birds#feathers#birdphotography#birdstagram#birdwatching#zen#stillness#being#birdsofinstagram#nature#natureisbeautiful#naturephotography#wild#wildlife#wildlife_perfection#woodland#pondlife