Wednesday, June 07, 2006

One Good Heron Deserves Another

Black-Crowned Night Herons now have a productive rookery near where I grew up in Greeley, Colorado. The rookery is at Glenmere Park on an island in the middle of a lake. Previously the island had become a rundown rat-infested affair but after a community effort to clean it up the lake is now a premier birding stop in Greeley. Today I was in town to get count them TWO root canals done and decided to swing by the park why I recovered and see if I could get some shots. Here's a Black-Crowned Heron coming in for a landing:



Sharing the island with the herons are a number of breeding Snowy Egrets, one of our more elegant birds:

4 comments:

tiffinix said...

I love these pictures. What amazing birds. I love the top one because it is just a great shot - for how big they are they really have such tiny bodies! And the second one looks surreal - suspended. Wonderful.

Lee said...

Great pictures, can't wait to see it myself.

Eric said...

You know what I like about these pics Mike. Well, I'll tell you. I like how these birds are damn near literally in my backyard. I see them relatively often, but you have captured their habits/personality so well it's like seeing them for the first time.

Tareeq said...

Your black crowned heron is a gorgeous bird, and that's an impressive photo Mike.