The White Heron of Anna Maria Island Aug 11 I was slightly infatuated. Comments 17 Comments • Comments Feed Log in to Reply Wheezay says: What an interesting bird. I’m infatuated too because I keep looking the pictures trying figure out it’s legs. On August 11, 2009 at 1:30 am Log in to Reply Kathy says: I’ve lived in the south all my life and these birds never cease to be amazing. Did you get close enough to realize how tall he actually is? 3′ isn’t uncommon. If he flew, you got a glimpse of an incredible wingspan. In still waters, they will “march” in place on those long stilt legs to stir up whatever they can to eat. We had one here that used to “fish” in our pond. I timed him one day, he stood in the same spot and watched nearly perfectly still for just over 2 hours. I hope you get to see some egrets and pelicans while you’re on vacation. On August 11, 2009 at 2:57 am Log in to Reply Donna says: I wonder what it feels like to have your knees on backwards? I guess it would be worth it to be able to fly, don’t you think? Dreaming of being on a beach and thinking meandering thoughts… :clover: Donna On August 11, 2009 at 6:45 am Log in to Reply .Nancy in Iowa says: Beautiful shots!!!! On August 11, 2009 at 9:46 am Log in to Reply Miss Becky says: Oh, what beauty. It looks as though it is a clumsy bird, with it’s stick legs going in different directions, but I know it is not clumsy at all. I watch a great blue heron that lives near a pond by my house. I love watching these creatures; thanks for the look. On August 11, 2009 at 9:51 am Log in to Reply BuckeyeGirl says: We get great blues here in Ohio, they’re interesting both on land, wading in the pond, and really weird to watch fly. Where do all those extra joints fit while their wings are working? I added puzzles and included one of the Heron pics, so I thought I’d re-post the link here. err…. is that right? On August 11, 2009 at 10:12 am Log in to Reply BuckeyeGirl says: yipes, that didn’t work! I must have gotten the wrong link. Suzannemcminn Jigsaw Puzzle Gallery – JigZone.com try that? On August 11, 2009 at 10:13 am Log in to Reply Tobey says: wow! Love the jigsaw puzzles. JigZone is one of my favorite “time wasters” on the computer, and to have Suzanne’s pictures to play with makes it even more fun. Thanks! On August 12, 2009 at 8:00 am Log in to Reply The Retired One says: I would be TOO..he is gorgeous! Don’t you love those long, stilt legs and all the positions he could get into? LOVE,love those birds. On August 11, 2009 at 10:31 am Log in to Reply Tobey says: Er…hope you don’t mind, but my field guide identifies this as a Snowy Egret – golden feet, black bill. It is smaller than a Great Egret (yellow bill, all black legs). Thanks for the marvelous pictures! I wish I had some this nice. On August 11, 2009 at 11:45 am Log in to Reply winifred says: What wonderful shots. On August 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm Log in to Reply Nancy says: I love,love,love Anna Maria Island! Such a beautiful place. Beautiful bird also! Have fun. On August 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm Log in to Reply Jennifer says: Love the butt shot! Jennifer On August 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm Log in to Reply Sue says: Lordy If I could just crank my legs back like that I might finally be able to get my floors clean. Great pictures Suzanne. On August 11, 2009 at 5:45 pm Log in to Reply ML says: Just a bit! LOL! What cool feet he/she has, bright yellow! On August 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm Log in to Reply Bren says: I love Anna Maria Island! We were in Florda a few years ago and that was one of my favorite! Have you seen Turtle Idland Yet? We were there during the hatching. It’s amazing! On August 13, 2009 at 6:33 am Log in to Reply emma-leigh says: i never comment here, but i have to today because that’s one of my favorite places on earth! anna maria is the prettiest and best! hope you had a great time! On August 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm Add Your Thoughts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.