58 thoughts on “Winter Blues?

    1. Hi Paula, the orange is the coloration of the feathers on her wings. Many of the Blue Herons in our area have orange in that area, some a very rusty orange and other brighter.

      Have a great weekend.

    1. Yes, much to see and much fun to be had in CO. Although population is expanding and natural spaces around the front range are decreasing. Better get back soon. Have a great weekend.

  1. What huge wings! So beautiful! And that you managed to catch him right while taking flight! I’m really a bit envious about all the wildlife you’ve got there. 🙂
    We don’t have much wildlife left, too many humans, too densely populated and not enough space to allow wildlife to bloom. Just some little birds, ducks, swans, hedgehogs, toads, an occasional marten, crows etc.
    Some say, wolves are increasingly coming back via the Czech Republic and Russia, but once we had a single wild bear showing up in the alps and everyone panicked and there was a huge uproar in the media, until he got shot after a while. Mad world. 😦

    So I always have to go to the zoo to see such beautiful animals you have right at your doorstep. Wonderful. 🙂

    1. Hi Suzan, although we do get to see magnificent animals and plants close to home as our population grows in our part of the USA we face the same dilemma and everyday we lament the loss of diversity of life in our area. Plants and animals once abundant we now rare and getting rarer every year. It is always a life giving treat to visit a place with abundance of life.

      1. Thanks, interesting though sad information. I guess this applies for most parts of the world then. But I imagine the region nevertheless with more open space and less cramped than here. But anyway. 🙂

    1. Hi and thanks, to be honest we were only out a short time that afternoon and initially watching some of the Goldeneye ducks. We got lucky and found this guy around the first corner.

    1. Thanks David and the orange coloration in the great blues plumage is quite interesting isn’t it. We were surprised to see him on the shore in the snow and we just pulled out the camera when he decided to take off. Right place and right time that day. Have a great day and wishing you an wonderful week ahead.

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