Some Birds

House Wren. Looks like they were nesting in this old snag.Brown-headed Cowbird male. The female was nearby.
Sign. Look up:Robins; late or second brood.

I usually only catch Little Blue Herons distantly, passing overhead at Jamaica Bay or bobbing distantly about in the marshes there. This one was hunting on Spring Pond in Blue Heron Park.These birds are about the size of Snowy Egrets, so rather smaller than Great Blue Herons. And, unlike the Great Blues, these are of a much more uniform color; this slate blue actually blends into the foliage well. The bird favors this horizontal stance while hunting, it’s head in near constant motion as it stalks. We saw it snag a frog and a fish, both flipped down the gullet without ceremony.There was a Green Heron in the mix, too.Saw this in Brooklyn before heading out to Staten Island. Didn’t pose the butt. Tobacco-junkie numbers are down, but their butts are still one of the most common forms of toxic litter.

3 Responses to “Some Birds”

  1. 1 Peggy Herron July 30, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Didn’t think about cigarette butts being toxic but of course they are.

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