[Tweeters] Nisqually NWR Green Herons

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 12 22:15:03 PDT 2014


The prey the green heron is eating is a bullfrog tadpole. I once took a series of photos of a green heron hunting, capturing, and eating a bullfrog tadpole at Scriber Creek Park in Lynnwood.

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA


On Friday, September 12, 2014 8:37 PM, Teresa Michelsen <teresa at avocetconsulting.com> wrote:



Very nice photos. Yes, I saw three there the other day as well, all right out in the open in the morning. Two were smaller and may have been younger ones, along the boardwalk, while the one near the visitor center looks like the one you have captured in your (much better than my) photos. I don’t know about the prey though – interested as well.

Teresa Michelsen
Olympia

From:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 8:24 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Nisqually NWR Green Herons

The Green Herons at Nisqually seem unusually abundant and visible this year. I saw three today near the visitor center and on the Twin Barns boardwalk. Always a joy to observe.

Anyone have an idea of what the prey is in this shot?

https://flic.kr/p/oUz5Nm

Here's a good example of what I've seen routinely there recently.

https://flic.kr/p/oUxM1G


- Regards

Tony Varela
South Puget Sound, WA
tvarela at hotmail dot com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tony-v



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