Saturday, April 18, 2009

A is for Ardea.

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias.

This heron at Terra Nova has cleverly fashioned a stick into a letter A.

He proudly carried it around for several minutes, looking for someone to impress. It worked--I was very impressed.


PSYL said...

WHAT!! I see it everyday and it never performed that trick for me. How fortunate.

Oh, and I followed your direction and saw the Great Horned Owl again - same place and probably being mobbed by the same group of crows again. Thank you!

I can't imagine falling to sleep with the constant cawing around me.

Hugh said...

PSYL, Great! I'm glad you got to see it. I wonder if there's a nest nearby.