We walked Gatorland in the opposite direction that we normally take. This Blue Heron had just landed and was walking on the rail.
Even though we see Great Blue Heron often, it is always great to watch that stately pose they present. As we have mentioned before, the Heron is mentioned in Leviticus and Deuteronomy as birds to not eat. Birds of the Bible – Herons
“the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.” (Lev. 11:19 NKJV)
“the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat.” (Deut. 14:18 NKJV)
Later on, we encountered another “GBH” [Great Blue Heron] near the other end of the boardwalk. I saw Dan watching something, and then as he started taking photos, I realized it was the Heron.
Not to be out done, I took out my camera and zoomed in on the Heron.
What was the highlight of this encounter was when this bird was chased by another GBH, and caught the heron with its wings fully extended.
What beauty and majesty that the Lord used when He created the flying Avian Wonders for us to enjoy, and realize His awesome power. In church Sunday we sang the hymn, “I Sing The Mighty Power Of God.” This verse expresses some of what I feel when we are out bird watching.
I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
Stay tuned for more of this latest trip to Gatorland.
Other Gatorland Posts:
Gatorland Again – February 2021
Flamingo Filtering at Gatorland – 12/30/20
Our Gatorland Welcome 12-30-20
Black Vultures Up Close At Gatorland
Dan’s Photos – Wishful Thinking Flamingo and Vulture
Birdwatching and More Photos by Dan