First Griggs Reservoir Green Heron of The Year

We paddle the reservoir near our home for exercise, just to be outdoors, to observe nature, and hopefully to get a few pictures of what we see.

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Green Herons have been scarce so far this year, that is. until a recent paddle, when we found them at the reservoir’s north end. I guess the ten mile round trip paddle to see our first Griggs Reservoir Green Heron of the year just contributed to the magic.

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Distance and light contributed to a very average shot of a Osprey.

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Osprey in flight, Griggs Reservoir

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Kingfishers were a little more cooperative

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Female Kingfisher, Griggs Reservoir

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Another view, (Donna)

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One of many Great Blue Herons that observed our paddle north on the reservoir.

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Great Blue Heron, Griggs Reservoir, (Donna)

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A sandpiper let’s us get close enough for a shot.

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Spotted Sandpiper, Griggs Reservoir

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On our return trip the warm sun brought the turtles out. This pair were an unlikely couple.

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Eastern Spiny Soft-shell with friend, Griggs Reservoir, (Donna).

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Baby Map Turtle, Griggs Reservoir, (Donna)

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Flowers, wild and domesticated, graced the shoreline.

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Some type of hosta, (Donna).

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Monkey flower at the north end of the reservoir

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North end of the reservoir.

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A favorite spot for Green Herons

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A marshy area, the perfect Green Heron habitat.

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Donna moves in for a close-up.

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Green Heron close-up, (Donna)

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A Green Heron pose, (Donna).

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A little more animated

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It was a good day. A nice balance between all the things we look for when out in nature.

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Thanks for stopping by.

7 Comments on “First Griggs Reservoir Green Heron of The Year

  1. I’ve never seen such an ‘animated’ Green Heron! Great pics. Thanks! — Lou

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