Wednesday, August 18, 2021

For The Birds

 Yesterday and today were fabulous for birdwatching! Last night and again today, we spotted a Black Crowned Night Heron. Only the third time I have ever spotted one. I had been hunting for this one all summer. It was far away and behind a fence at twilight, so the photos aren't the best.




Then this evening, in the same area, we spotted a Yellow Crowned Heron! This is a bird I had never seen before. It was really getting dark by now.



But this was not the end of our birding adventure! My next post will show you what else we saw.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

 ~Chinese proverb


19 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

These are wonderful captures Ginny and very exciting to see these beautiful birds. Great job!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the aqua blue heron - don't they come by water? Do you have water near you?

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Nice shots.
That blue heron is an interesting looking bird--a beautiful head, but strange looking feet.

CheerfulMonk said...

I think the pictures turned out great! ❤️

Ann said...

Wonderful pictures. I've never seen either of these birds before.

Hootin' Anni said...

Around here, theyelliw crowned are few and far between ...terrific images Ginny!!!

Nancy Chan said...

Wonderful sighting of the birds. The photos turn out good.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Wow! These are amazing shots.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

"Hunky" looking fellows!!!! -smile-

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photowannabe said...

I love that Chinese proverb..
We sing "Because"!!
beautiful herons that you captured. Good at finding the elusive ones and the photos turned out really clear and detailed.
Sue

Linda said...

Beautiful!!! Such good photos!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a sweet bird the Black Crowned Night Heron is. It looks colorful. I see many birds up in the mountains, and they are right in my front yard, so I don't have to go far. It's one of the pleasures I have here. I'm looking forward to seeing what other birds you saw on your bird adventure.

~Sheri

Mari said...

That's a cool bird - nice photos!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

You must have been so happy to be able to get some photos! Birds move so quickly! I’ve never seen these kind of Herons before. I don’t think they are this far north…or east. We have great blue herons here that have very long legs. They are normally in rivers or on the edge of ponds.

J.P. Alexander said...

Lindos pΓ‘jaros me encanto la frase en los comentarios te mando un beso
Enamorada de las letras

MadSnapper said...

we have these here but I have never seen one, others take photos and I never see one

Jenny the Pirate said...

You were intrepid to have gotten those shots! Just fabulous. What beautiful birds. xoxo

Anne Robinson said...

I really enjoyed seeeing the birds. Very nice. Thanks for always sharing with us.

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