Talking Back

Friends, this Great Blue Heron is talking back and telling me that he didn’t like the heat of the day, actually he was panting in the 100 degree heat.  A panting bird like a panting dog is trying to dissipate heat, he probably could get into the water to help cool his jets.  His swollen neck suggests that he just had a rather large lunch and it is still lodged in his crop located in the neck region. The food is stored there and gradually fed into the stomach. He is perched on a rock so you can see his very large feet, good for traveling in mucky muddy footings of his everyday swamp.  til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on September 9, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. beautiful photo and explanation mj, fortunate bird to have a large meal to digest 🙂

  2. Isn’t he something !! Wish I saw herons near me! Margie

  3. He may be asking for directions to my pond so he can eat my fish! Beautiful bird but I prefer not to see them in my yard!

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