Archives for herons

Black Crowned Night Heron

Categories: Down by the Bay and Lens Friends.

The black crowned night heron was sitting on a log in the turtle pond down by the Bay of Quinte. How patiently he sat there watching the water. 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 still pond just off from the bay. Through some Google searching I discovered that this heron is the most widespread around the world.  It is most active at night feeding in the same spots as other herons. His legs are shorter than other herons, and he has
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Green Heron

Categories: Lens Friends.

A favourite water bird to spot and photograph is the green heron. It is hard to choose which photos to share as we take so many of them. They can be found in lakes, ponds, and marsh areas. I took numerous photos from different angles but they all turned out rather similar.  I love the way the colouring shows up on this one. The green heron is sitting on a plank of wood. Be sure to watch the short video further down in this post to see him walking carefully along, always watching the water for some food. They eat
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H for the Herons

Categories: Down by the Bay.

H for herons – great blue herons, green herons and night herons, some of my favourite birds to photograph. Here is the green heron we saw quite close to home on a pond by the local dairy.  You can see the greenish tinge at the top of their wings. This black crowned night heron caught himself a tasty fish in the turtle pond down by the bay. These are smaller herons with a thicker and shorter neck than the great blue heron.  They have a black crown on their head and the colour sometimes extends down their back.  The photo
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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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