Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rainy Night Herons

Today was rainy and misty which continued into
evening as we took a little ride.
To our amazement, I spotted the black crowned
night heron on a dock.
As we got closer we discovered 4 or 5 herons
were fishing in the same vicinity.


quiltcat said...

maybe a school of baitfish was swimming into the area? cool to see the little guy so out in the open instead of hiding in a marsh like they usually are!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Nan, this is the first time I've seen this heron. He certainly doesn't look like the great blues we see in this area. In fact, I would never have guessed he belonged to the same species.

Nan and =^..^= said...

If you look closely in the 1st photo, you may be able to see 2 of the herons on the metal poles at the bottom of the photo. One pole is on a diagonal and the other is on the right. It was magical seeing them all fishing!

Aren't they beautiful and they fish at night.