I scampered up to York, Maine Saturday afternoon just to get out and do some shooting.
I must confess, when confronted with an all white heron, my first thought was not “Little Blue Heron”. This is a juvenile Little Blue Heron that I shot in January. A few days later, I found an adult standing on a car in the hotel parking lot.
When I travel, I’m usually without references. I saw this bug in Clearwater, Florida and thought that it looked like a bug I shot in my in-laws back yard up in San Jose, California. It is time to do an archive dive.
Sure enough, it is a Gulf Fritillary and yes, I did! This Gulf Fritillary was shot in July of 2009 in San Jose, California.
But it doesn’t stop there! I shot the next three on the island of Hawaii in December 2011.
Finally, I shot this one on December 27, 2013 in Palm Springs, California.
I was in Palm Springs, California in early December. I made friends with this male Costa’s Hummingbird. The number of available flowers was very low and there were only a few Chuparosa bushes that had blossoms. This male had this one claimed for his own. I managed to gain his trust over a few days and was able to hang out with him on several occasions.
I can see why this Great Blue Heron looks so cranky.
It has managed to get snared up in some monofilament fishing line with a lead sinker.
It happens. Fishermen lose a line.
I have cleaned up a lot of long wadded up strands of discarded monofilament because I have seen many animals get tangled up in it.