Friday, November 25, 2011

Grey Heron Antics in the Mangroves of Okinawa (Photo Essay)

This series of photos was taken Nov 23, 2011 at a Wetland Center in Naha Okinawa, Japan.

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is a beautiful bird to photograph when they are landing, taking off, or in flight.  But, just watching them in the mangroves can be fun, too.

It takes some patience because the Blue Heron can stay in one place for hours doing nothing.



They won't give you any clue as to when the antics will start.


 Sooner or later they have to put on some sort of show.

This one sent out some sort of message.


Then, waited for a reply.


Did a little dance.  Shook it to the left.


And shook it to the right,


Then got an itch.


And scratched it for awhile.


Let out a little rebel yell.


And went right back into the doing nothing mode, again.

If you go back and look at the first photo and compare it to the last one, the Grey Heron's antics seem to have improved its attitude.

So, next time I'm in the mangroves maybe, I'll leave the camera behind and try acting like a Grey Heron.

  Who knows ? 

It might work for people, too !





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