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Herons Along the Blackstone River

It is very hard if you’re out in nature in New England on a routine basis to not develop a fascination with herons. These wonderfully large and patient birds are actually quite easy to photograph. Working stiffs, they only get annoyed with you if you get so close that you screw with their fishing. Can’t say that I blame them. Their markings and scars give each bird a distinctive purpose. For whatever reason, it has been a great year for heron along the Blackstone River. I thought I share a few environmental and reflective portraits as the season wanes.

hunt_160620_1120624-edit-editBlackstone River Heritage Park, Upton, Massachusetts

hunt_160815_1020843-edit-edithunt_160831_1130459-edit-edithunt_160831_1130468-edit-editBlackstone Valley Bicycle Path, Millbury, Massachusetts

hunt_160814_dsc4192-edithunt_160814_dsc4216-edit-editWoonsocket Falls, Woonsocket, Rhode Island

hunt_160831_1130586-edit-editBlackstone Valley Bicycle Path, Millbury, Massachusetts

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sandra #

    Wow! Grace and beauty.

    October 12, 2016
  2. Gladys #

    Beautiful collection, James. Reminds me of Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things”, 1968.

    October 15, 2016
    • Thanks. Indeed, they really do seem peaceful though I always keep in mind that these are shots of “birds at work.”

      November 4, 2016
  3. Paul Powers #

    James, beautiful photos. I particulary like your shot of the heron with its back turned to the full force of the waterfall.

    Paul Powers

    October 27, 2016
    • Thanks so much Paul. It is great to hear from you. I am not good at social media! I will email.

      November 4, 2016

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