Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What Beautiful Eyebrows You Have!

When I saw this immature Great Blue Heron along the trail at Shark Valley in the Everglades, I had to stop and admire those gorgeous brows fluttering in the breeze. So handsome! The bird stood perfectly still in the marsh grass as I took a few photos. From what I understand, those lush eyebrows will grow into the bird's signature black plumes as it enters adulthood. The next time I visit Shark Valley, he'll probably be about four feet tall and spearing little fish with that daggerlike bill of his.

1 comment:

  1. For those of us in Florida, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to be able to see such a magnificent bird on a regular basis. The "eyebrows" make this heron look like an ornery old man.