Saturday, July 4, 2015

Walking Down The Street





I try to walk every morning just before sunrise ...
before it gets too hot and humid.

I was on the home stretch ...
just a few houses from mine ...
when I stopped ...

I wasn't the only one out walking.
I was on the sidewalk
and he was walking down the middle of the street.



Heron

Yellow Crowned Night Herons roost in oak trees 
on the Rice University campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
This was the first time for me to see one of these beauties
in my area.

I zipped home quickly, grabbed the camera 
and walked back down the street.
Would he still be around?


Heron

 Yep!


Heron collage

I told him he shouldn't be in the street ...
Folks would be leaving for work soon ...



Heron


I'm hoping he'll come by and visit again one morning.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


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39 comments:

ann said...

Hello. Thanks for stopping by the Garden Spot. Your crane photos are womderful. How lucky were you that he was still there?

Lois Evensen said...

What a great find!

eileeninmd said...

The Yellow Crowned Night Heron is a wonderful bird! A nice sighting to see on your walk. Awesome photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post today! Have a happy 4th of July weekend!

rainfield61 said...

You have found an interesting partner.

Dorothy Borders said...

Wonderful pictures of a wonderful bird. How lucky you are to have them in your neighborhood.

Phil Slade said...

Looks like he knows his way around your neighbourhood. You got some great close-ups there.

Mildred said...

What a nice surprise for you. Incredible that you were able to capture photos. Have a lovely weekend.

Irma said...

Stunning images of this bird.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Best regards, Irma

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

What an amazing siting! I have not seen this bird before; he is a beauty. And to think he was just in the middle of the street. How cool is that?

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images of the Night Heron, well done.

Hannah said...

I worked at Rice Univ. for a few summers in college, I never saw herons there. What a great discovery just out for your morning stroll! He is very elegant and lovely patterns in the feathers on his wings.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

How wonderful to see this handsome bird. Great shots.

NatureFootstep said...

strange to see this one in the street. You were lucky that it stayed put so you could get some shots.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It's always lovely when you find an unexpected bird. His eye is large and striking. I hope he made it safely home again.

Irene said...

He's wonderful, what a nice morning treat.

Donna said...

Wow now that is a stunning bird to encounter!

Chandra Eswaran said...

I love that Crane.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great shots!

And here I am, just trying to get one of the catbirds before they retreat back into the branches...
~

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots of the heron ~ lovely series ~ glad you got your camera ~

Happy Day to you,
artmusedog and carol

ps. Full Moon I found 'critters' all seemed to be moving around in different places than usual

Maggie said...

What a treat to meet him whilst out walking early in the day and how good of him to wait until you fetched your camera to record the event! Great captures.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow!!!!! FAbulous photos - what a lucky thing that he was still there. One time we saw Snadhill Cranes in a park when we were on vacation in Wisconsin - simply amazing.

bailey-road.com said...

What a great sighting. Nice photos too!

Margaret Adamson said...

gorgeous images and bird. Have a great week ahead.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! You were so lucky that he waited! What great photos. We have lots of herons here in Florida but I'm not sure I've seen one this handsome! Hugs, Diane

Kim Mailhot said...

He's beautiful !!! I have never seen a heron like him and those eyes ! Wow ! What a treat !

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of Night Heron.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice colouring on the face of this heron, glad he stuck around long enough for you to get your camera.
Well, we made it up to 80F today so I think summer must have remembered to stop by after all. Don't think I could take the heat you have day after day.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Sharon.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Great photos of this surprise visitor. Amazing that he was still there when you returned with your camera!

Stephanie said...

Cute sighting!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

He is a fine looking gentleman and wasn't he kind to wait for you to come back with your camera.

Carrie said...

How fun! I've been taking daily walks lately, and I'm always sad when I come across something (a deer, bunny, birds) that I would like to take a picture of. How cool he was still there when you got back!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Wow,your photos certainly caught my attention. I've never seen that type of heron before. Incredible photographs! It's as if he waited for you to photograph him.

Blogoratti said...

Delightful photos indeed.

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a grand character to meet in the street. He's a stunner.

My name is Riet said...

What a beauty it is and what a great vind.

Norma Ruttan said...

magnificent and beautiful heron! what a find just walking in this area!

Mary Cromer said...

What a special treat that had to be. I have heard about and been close to where Yellow Crowned Herons are, but still have never seen one~

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

He is so cute! I hope he's careful in traffic.
Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day!

Texas Leigh said...

How lovely. Thanks for sharing your wonderful surprise walker. Another reason to love our fabulous city.