I was, once again, around the Lake when I spotted, through the clearing in the trees and grasses, this heron peering through the surface of the water.

In an instant, its long beak broke through the surface of the water, snatching a tasty morsel.

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It then saw me through the clearing, so I decided to leave at that moment. I may have been a little larger than the fish just caught, but I could see hunger through those eyes that were peering now directly at me. I wasn’t going to stick around any longer!

This is a post in response to Debbie’s One Word Sunday theme, ‘Through’.


Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Looks like a beautiful place, Tom 🙂

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    1. It is, Raili. Very relaxing.

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  2. I was scrolling down a while on that first image, wondering what I was going to find! And I like you final close-up showing its shaggy feathers. Thanks Tom

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. This was a last minute choice, but it seems to fit!

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  3. Aren’t they beautiful,graceful birds. We have Great Blue Herons here and see them standing in the drain ditch often. Good pictures.

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    1. They are, Beverly.
      Thank you.

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  4. The garden pond owners curse!!! 😀

    The only way to keep the buggers away is to have a plastic Heron next to your Pond!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. There is that, Prenin, but in the wild they come into their own.
      Although this one can’t read the huge ‘no fishing’ sign!

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  5. Looks like you have found a great spot to spy the river banks Tom.. seems that the eye-spy also spotted you 🙂 lol
    Lovely photo shares.. my kind of place to be.. 🙂

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    1. I’ve been even closer to this heron in the past, so I don’t know why I was that bothered, Sue. Maybe it could hear me breathing through the hideaway, but ouldn’t see me…

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  6. That heron is huge looking, Being able to get as close as you did to it is awesome.

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    1. Thank you… this is quite a tame heron, I’d say… I have been closer to it in the past.

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      1. Closer?! That’s pretty cool. So I take it their usually quick to fly off in other words?

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        1. http://wp.me/pVkLb-3zJ
          Sometimes they do fly away, other times they stick around…

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  8. So beautiful- what a wonderful scene to see through the trees and leaves!

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    1. Right place, right time, DM!
      And welcome! Sorry for the late reply – things are a little out of sorts at the moment! 😀

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      1. No apology necessary- we all have lives outside of blogging- sometimes it takes a while! 🙂

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