Friday, May 1, 2015
The Herons Are Back!
The Black-Crowned Night Herons are my true favorites among the herons. Usually they hang out at a little inlet at my lake. However, I hadn't seen them here since the late fall. I had no idea where they were gone until I discovered them at a smaller lake nearby sometime during the spring.
But when I walked at the lake a few days ago I saw these two guys - an adult one (upper picture) and an immature on. Both were just a few feet away from each other, perching on a floating piece of old tree trunk and waiting for food - fish or crayfish or whatever they like and can find here. You can see that the adult one has discovered something that clearly had his attention.
They can remain in the same position for a long time, not moving at all. They completely ignore people, but I've also found that some of them are more shy than others. These two weren't shy at all. They pretended not to see me and completely ignored me and my camera.
My contribution for Friday Finds - I'm so happy they're back!