Friday, November 9, 2007

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Whenever the weather here descends into dismalness, as it now has, I go somewhere warm and sunny to take a picture of something. Then I bleach the image out a bit to make it look like a scan of an old slide, and I might even add black specks and squiggles to make it look as though the scanner is in need of a good cleaning.

Today's snapshot is a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea, taken on Nonsuch Island, Bermuda. This species is native to Bermuda, but was extirpated. In the late 1970s it was successfully reintroduced to those islands using birds from Florida with a similar crustacean bent to their diet.

Tomorrow, somewhere else.

1 comment:

Wanderin' Weeta said...

Very good! The "specks and squiggles" even look like the real thing.

And it was a lightning trip, too. Private jet?