Since it’s still cold and snowy here in central Indiana and I’m getting quite tired of this winter weather, I’ve decided to revisit a warmer memory from the summer. This past August, when it was extremely hot outside and we were all dreaming of cooler temps, my wife found quite an awesome bird in our yard! She opened up the curtains in our kitchen one morning to find this looking back at her.
She quickly yelled (nicely, she says) for me to come downstairs to see what she had found! Once I got my fill of watching this Green Heron from our kitchen, I grabbed my camera and headed outside to get some better shots. It was a great opportunity to do some bird photography in my own yard. I sneaked around my house and stood near the fence that surrounds our backyard. Surprisingly, the heron didn’t even notice that I was there!
After taking a bunch of photos of the heron on my pole system, I noticed there was actually a second bird on the fence and turned my attention to photographing that individual. I was outside for about 30 minutes watching these birds before the one on the fence decided it was time to chase the other bird off and they both took off across the pond in our backyard.
You just never know what wonderful things you will see when you participate in backyard bird feeding!