Sunday, May 9, 2010
Stalking the stalker.
I'll just sneak up slowly, and...
... he'll just let me. Can this be the same young Garden City Park heron I've been watching for months, now sporting a white crown (instead of black), becoming all growed-up? If so, he still has a year to go before breeding, which would explain why he is hanging out in a suburban park instead of joining others at a heronry.
This bird is evidently okay with human proximity. This picture was taken from a few feet away, with the zoom scrunched down to its lowest power. He wasn't paying attention to me, was keen on a goldfish.