Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
--Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French author 

Above: A Great Blue Heron standing on one leg (the other one's tucked up in there somewhere!) on a frail branch, surveying the scene at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN.  These birds don't really sing, they have what is described as a "harsh croak" -- you can listen to it here.


  1. just been looking through of your work. awesome job mark.

  2. This is my favorite park in proximity to Blountville. I'd never seen a Great Blue Heron until my boyfriend and I visited yesterday! It was just hanging out in the stream as you drive in.


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