Friday, August 17, 2012

22 Minutes in the Life of a Green Heron

Nice little treat to run into a green heron, who could not have been less interested in me.  Usually they activate the "freak out" gene and you don't get much.  This bird had quite a few reactions to its environment; I think there was another heron (I heard one, anyway) who might have been flying over/around.  (I was trying to be hidden, so couldn't see around me.)  The bird also got lucky on a fishing attempt.  It was neat to see how the pupils dialated on the bird as it got ready to strike, and for a few seconds after it had its fish. 

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