Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Great Blue Heron
I'm pretty confident that this is a juvenile Great Blue Heron. An adult would have a black and white crown and this guys seems to be all dark. Also the striping on the throat and neck indicate juvenile. While I was taking these photos another birder asked me how many photos of a Great Blue Heron do I need? The short answer, for my project, is at least one a week. But really I'd photograph them every day. And when one flies right over my head...well, I'm not going to miss that. Each bird is an individual and I can learn a lot from the photos I take. Not to mention, I enjoy it. Plus who doesn't love a flight sequence??