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Heron rookery

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I located a heron rookery, not too far from here, and what an awesome experience. Being near the rookery makes you feel like your living during the prehistoric times. All you hear in the woods is the grunting of these large birds. They fly back and forth from their nests, and it's cool just watching them. Anyway, I spent about 1/2 hour there yesterday morning and maybe close to 3/4 hour this morning. I couldn't pick a fave, so I'm posting all the keepers.

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The penultimate image is the best of the bunch, Mike. Excellent light on that one!

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Yowsers--those are all terrific.

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Great find X-Man. You got some good eye shots on alot of those images. That had to be a rush!

Mike

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Most excellent! We were just talking this morning about a rookery one of my employees found last year while soil sampling. He's promised to take me back in there so especially after looking at your photos, am really looking forward to it. Awesome photos! grin

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If you go directly under the rookery, wear a big hat you don't care about, don't look up and . . . hold your nose! shockedshocked

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lol! That's exactly what Bob said. grin

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Nice work X! That second to the last image stands out for me.

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Cool images, I remember stumbling upon one when I was a kid and it did have that prehistorc feel to it!!

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these images have a "wow factor" in them! love them all!

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Thanks, everyone.

Micpic, it was definitely a "rush" that I hadn't experienced in quite some time.

Steve, your second post reminds me of an incident several years ago. I was taking my wife and mother to see my aunt and uncle. We had got just a mile out of town and a GBH flew over the car real low. I remember saying, "wow, isn't that cool". Then it opened up. shocked It covered the windshield. So, I haded back to town to the nearest convenience store to clean the windshield. As soon as I got out, I could see I was in need of a total car wash. That heron had completely whitewashed the side of the car. He had to have dumped 5 gallons on the car. I was so relieved that I didn't have the car window open at the time, with my head out the window to admire him better. smirk

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