Neighbors' Chimney Cap, Columbus, Ohio
Are You Expecting Smurfs? ---
Tired of the noise from the prep work downtown by the river for the 2011 July 4th Celebration, this handsome Great Blue Heron landed on the chimney cap of my neighbors' house. He stayed to preen, gagging a bit once, using his tongue to help dislodge it. (I'm fascinated by bird' tongues!) I took this photo from one of the opened 2nd floor windows of my house...and I did ask the neighbors if they were expecting smurfs!
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Canon EOS 7D, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens