To Wesminster Woods to see Gram. At the lake she saw a Great Blue Heron and an Anhinga, both on the wing. Here’s the Great Blue Heron before it took flight:
To Westminster Woods to see Gram. There were three juvenile Tricolored Herons in the tree growing in the lake. Here are two:
And here’s a knot of three Tricolored Herons, where it looks like one of the juveniles has an adult in its beak:
To Westminster Woods to see Gram. The first bird we saw–almost immediately after leaving her building–was a Wood Stork. It was standing at the edge of the lake, stirring up silt with one foot in hopes of scaring up a meal.
While we were on the observation deck, two Green Herons were hanging out on the log in the lake. What struck me about this pose was that both of them were dropping their left wings at the same time. We didn’t see them fish, but we did see both of them bend to the water to drink water.
On the other side of the observation deck we spotted this Tricolored Heron:
To Wesminster Woods to see Gram. We took a spin by the lake, where I spotted four Tricolored Herons–two adults and two juveniles–in the tree that grows in the lake.
Here’s one of the adults leaving an unhappy juvenile behind in the tree . . .
And landing on a nearby log:
And here’s a Green Heron checking out a turtle on the same log:
To Westminster Woods to see Gram. I saw two Green Herons on the log in front of the observation deck. Here’s one:
To Westminster Woods to see Gram, who had a bridge game. Outside, I saw a number of Eastern Bluebirds:
To Westminster Woods to see Gram. At the lake we watched this Green Heron nab a fish: