Tricolored heron, originally uploaded by andiwolfe.
This is the Tricolored heron that has been spotted up at Metzger Marsh on the south shore of Lake Eerie. It's a rare find for Ohio, which meant that it drew the birders in major flocks - complete with binoculars, huge camera lenses, and better beamer flash accessories. I was lucky to see this after all the paparazzi gave up and left. It was even nicer that it was Mother's Day. . .
You can see how small this beautiful heron is when you compare it to a Canada goose.