Tiffany of Tiffany Arp-Daleo Contemporary Art, commented that she had not seen a Great Blue Heron in the wild, which reminded me that Laurie and I ran into a pterodactyl (Great Blue Heron) in San Diego one night while we were exploring the Maritime Museum. Tiffany lives in San Diego, and we went to an opening for a show she had a piece in while we were there. It was really fun to meet a fellow blogger and artist, and her husband, and to see one of her paintings in the wilds of the San Diego Art Institute.
Back to the pterodactyl, this heron was perched on the cable to the PT Boat platform. It was hunting fish, and let us watch it for quite some time. Another couple stepped out where we were, and it decided there were either too many people, the fishing wasn’t very good, or both, and took off. I was surprised it let us get so close to it, and watch it for as long as it did. Our herons usually don’t let us get less than a few hundred feet from them before they take off. We were about 15 feet from this one. I used my carry camera with a 35mm lens to photograph it.
23 thoughts on “PT Pterodactyl”
Good story and pics!
I love the herons. We have several around this area.
Hi Robin. Herons are beautiful and so prehistoric looking and sounding. That’s why we call them pterodactyls.
That is a handsome GBH, Tim. He let you get pretty close!
Thanks, Lavinia. He was a pretty one.
Oh the shots are great. It is rare (for me) when I see a heron (and when I go out into the wild) to see it other than static on its branch.
So I particularly like your photos
Beautifully taken !
Ah, that is so cool! Thanks for the plug and thank you for sharing these pics, it’s nice to know that our wildlife in San Diego is so friendly!
Hi Tiffany. The seagulls we friendly also. They get used to all the people.
We have these things all over the ponds and lakes around here. Cool images but I don’t trust seagulls!!!
Hi Teri. We have very few GBH, so they are more exotic for us. I understand they are pests in some areas.
This looks amazing! I’ll be back soon! (I see the Tangle Heart coming up!) YAY!!!
Thanks, Resa. There are a couple of Tangle_Heart posts.
What a splendid bird!!!
Sono tue le foto? Belle
They are. And I think they are very close to the size of what pterodactyls were. Thanks, Holly.
So amazing and stunning birds.