Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Going, Going (But Not Quite) Gone.

The pond has a strong population of herons during the summer months with three species represented. The weather is changing and now the numbers are thinning out fast. This seems to be the last Great Blue Heron.

All the mature Black-crowned Night Herons have moved south but there are still a few juveniles making the most of the masses of Blue Gills living in the pond to feast on and fatten up before they fly to warmer climes.

A heron fishing is the definition of focus.

Do not disturb!

Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods


Rambling Woods said...

Our herons are gone now, but one spent days fishing from the dock which was unusual. How hard it must be for the young to learn to fish..they are awesome birds...Michelle

Celeste said...

Yes they are aren't they Michelle. I love watching them, they are so beautiful.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I have always loved herons. They seem so stately, like statues. And have such focus, too.
Wonderful to see so many species of them in one pond.


Kathiesbirds said...

I love herons and seem to have found a lot of them lately!