Friday, May 28, 2010

Bird brained thoughts

Great Blue Heron

Some birds are loners. Some birds play well with others. Some birds just like hanging in a group of like-minded.

Birds are SOOOOO like people. Don't you think?

These photos were all take along the Swinomish Channel near La Conner, WA.


Casey Klahn said...

Did you know that Bowerman Basin has a shorebird display in the hundreds of thousands (or maybe 100,00 - that's plenty) and I think the migration when it occurs is in April. It is a phenomenon.

SamArtDog said...

Though I know they enjoy communing, that seems to be a lot of herons hunkering together. I can't help but think what lucky birds they are to be in such a pristine environment.

Angie said...

Wow! In all our travels, I have never seen that many herons in one place! Very cool.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Casey -- sounds like my kind of place! Some day I'll be on the North Platte River in Nebraska for the Sand Hill Crane migration.

Sam -- I was surprised by the herons! Didn't see any nests, though. Maybe it was just a socialization event!

Angie -- it was a sight to see, that's for sure. That channel is a long stretch at a slow speed but the birds made it a joy instead of a drudge.