Archives for herons

Green Heron at the Pond

Categories: Around Quinte and Lens Friends.

At a busy intersection at the north end of town is Reid’s Dairy Plaza.   At the back of the plaza there is a pond which has some resident goats, turtles, and ducks.  It is also a great stopping place for herons and Canada Geese.   Reid’s Dairy also sells ice cream and milkshakes and it is a great place to see families enjoying a treat and wandering around the pond.  The other day on our way home (we pass this pond going into town and out of town) I saw a silhouette of what I thought was a green
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Another Heron at the Pond

Categories: Birds.

At a busy intersection at the north end of town is Reid’s Dairy Plaza.  Reid’s Dairy is where milk and ice cream are made.  At the back of the plaza there is a pond and behind the pond is a parking lot and Home Depot.  So it is a very busy spot for traffic.  The dairy has a castle tower, a covered pavilion, and play structure, a little barn and bridge for the goats and a walk way around the pond. Last time I shared the great blue heron we saw at the pond, and today I’m sharing another heron.
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Great Blue at the Pond

Categories: Around Quinte and Lens Friends.

At a busy intersection at the north end of town is Reid’s Dairy Plaza.  Reid’s Dairy is where milk and ice cream are made.  At the back of the plaza there is a pond and behind the pond is a parking lot and Home Depot.  So it is a very busy spot for traffic.  The dairy has a castle tower, a covered pavilion, and play structure, a little barn and bridge for the goats and a walk way around the pond. The pond is a favourite place to wander around eating some ice cream or sipping a Loonie milkshake.  
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Heron Spotted Down by the Bay

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

On a walk down by the bay at the beginning of the week we saw lots of mallard ducks, many gulls, a lot of cormorants, a great blue heron and a juvenile night heron.  I’m really hoping my ID is right on this one. The first time we spotted a black crowned night heron by the bay was in 2011.  These ones are different to the great blue herons we usually see … necks and legs are shorter. Look at how red the eyes are.  These herons sit, without moving for ages, watching the water for an unsuspecting fish to
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Black Crowned Night Heron

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

I was extremely lucky to capture some photos of the black crowned night heron, or night heron, on September 7, 2011.   My husband had spotted this water bird down by the bay on September 6 but didn’t have a camera with him.  My mission the next morning was to go back with my camera to see if I could capture a new lens friend.  I spotted him just sitting there quite close to shore. I very quietly walked through the trees to the shore to get some closer photos.  He was perched on an old tree stump in a
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Heron Reflections

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

One of my favourite water birds to capture with the camera is the great blue heron.   They can be found down by the bay and on the river.   There tall and graceful bodies seem to be moving in almost slow motion as they stalk their prey. Patiently waiting. Looking for a tasty little fish. Preening after eating. I’m sharing with Weekend Reflections, I’d Rather B Birdin’, Camera Critters, Have a look at some more of my lens friends photos.
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A Juvenile Heron

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

On a  lovely morning walk down by the bay at the end of August  we sighted a variety of water birds including the great blue heron, the swan family, cormorants, gulls, Canada Geese and a young heron.  Is it a young green heron or a young black crowned night heron?  My first guess was a young green heron. The water was extremely low and in one of the ponds where we might see ducks and/or turtles we saw this little bird going from one side to the other.  At first I thought it was a duck as we only saw
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