Monday, October 25, 2021

Heron Who Owns a Confusing Name


The name of Great Blue Heron always puzzled me because these large birds are more gray than blue.  To be fair in some light the plumage of these large birds can appear to look bluer on photographs than it is.

I photographed this Heron in July on a foggy day and the color of its plumage appeared on my photos deep royal blue but in a different light the same Heron would be gray.

This is how a Heron usually looks on a sunny day.

If I had the chance to rename this amazing bird I would probably give it a name " Great Gray Heron". 

Generally, life is good.


  1. Прекрасна в любом цвете. Первый снимок особо хорош.

  2. That's why I think it's more pleasant to use scientific names than vernacular ones, especially when you have foreign correspondents...
    Nice pictures, Kaya !

  3. He looks like an insurmountable guard.

  4. What a wonderful pictures, Kaya! This bird is sooo pretty. And yes, I can see, in your pictures, that it seems to be blue, except the last one. Anyway, blue or grey, it is a magnificent bird! :)
    Have a nice day!
    A hug

  5. Wonderful pictures.
    These herons are so graceful with those beautiful feathers in their neck and head.
    Very nice.

    Greetings, Marco

  6. Tanto en gris como en azul es una belleza de ave, Kaya, las fotos con tu habitual calidad de imagen.


  7. Que maravilla de plumaje, sobretodo en el que se muestra en la última foto. Es un fascinante animal.


  8. Aunque, como dices, su tonalidad es más gris que azul, lo importante es su belleza. Realmente es un ave muy bella tal como lo evidencian tus fotografías.
    Un abrazo y cuidate.

  9. Espectaculares fotos Kaya, es un ave preciosa. Besos