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Great Blue Heron at Pitt Lake

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) at the marshes near Pitt Lake in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

great blue heron in the marshes near pitt lake

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

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   A few weeks ago I visited the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area near Pitt Lake. Shot a lot of landscapes, but this area is always a good place to spot a lot of birds and general wildlife. I walked along the dike for a while, then down into the marsh along a trail. What I should have done was look at the marsh before I came down off the dike into it – as there was a Great Blue Heron standing about 5 feet in front of me looking a bit startled. He took off immediately and landed at a distance just near enough for me to see him and just far enough away that my longest lens wasn’t quite going to cut it.

   I must not have looked like too much of a threat because once I got the wide angle lens back on and started shooting the landscape he flew close again. Not as close as our original encounter but close enough for me to be happy with the photographic opportunity. Was hoping for some hunting shots like I had at Stanley Park recently but today this one seemed much more intent on cleaning and preening itself.

Pitt River and Pitt Lake

Was not a stellar weather day for picture taking of mountain vistas, but these turned out okay.

This first panorama was taken about a km from the Pitt Lake parking lot, north of Pitt Meadows.

7 stitched photos, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

dike trail at pitt lake

This was taken at the north end of Harris Road, Pitt Meadows.

7 stitched photos, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

pitt river panorama

The peak in the middle of this shot is the High Knoll Viewpoint in Lake Minnekhada Regional Park.

high knoll pitt river