No Turkey today, it was still frozen even after five days, so how’s a heron for a substitute?
Green Herons are often found in Poor Farm Swamp along the Norwottuck Rail Trail here in Amherst. Many are not too terribly shy and offer a nice chance to study their behavior as this one offered back in 2008.
He walked around on some fallen branches in front of me for quite a while. I snapped off several frames of him wandering and looking for some lunch.
I did not get a shot of him successfully spearing a fish or frog during this sequence. But I did catch this punk moment.
A short time later he bid me a not too fond farewell in a somewhat less than friendly manner.
I’ve shared this one before but it it finishes the series from the encounter. I think he had had just about enough of being followed at this point. 🙂