06.12.2022 Bwaa haa haa haa

So dutifully looking for frogs yesterday late afternoon, several folks told me as I walked along the rail trail at Poor Farm Swamp that there was a heron ahead.  Sure enough, right at the second pond was this youngster standing around looking for trouble…or dinner.  Dinner actually was served in the way of a catfish which I’ll share another day. So, being human, I interpreted this as laughter but it more likely was a burp. Another photographer there was doing video but I pretty much do stills exclusively…cause I am not very knowledgeable about doing motion pictures. Mostly if I share a waterfall video it’s with the iPhone which would have been a tiny heron just doing stuff.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 06.12.2022 Bwaa haa haa haa

  1. You got me wondering whether any birds actually laugh. According to the article at
    New Zealand’s keas—which are a type of parrot—laugh.

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  2. He does look to be laughing at a good joke! 😉 Great action shot, Steve!


  3. melissabluefineart says:

    I love this, Steve! Not just laughing, but laughing diabolically. 😀

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Is it my imagination, or did you manage to photograph its tongue? I might have managed that once, but I can’t find the photo. It’s not an easy catch, that’s for sure.

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  5. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    The heron is laughing 😃 and it is a beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    Indeed, the heron appears to be laughing. Perhaps at himself for not catching any frogs.

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