Friday, May 13, 2011

Tricolored heron

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. . .

Tricolored herons are small!

You can see how small this beautiful heron is when you compare it to a Canada goose.

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