Monday, January 5, 2015

A night heron thinks about swimming?

I happened to notice that an adult yellow crowned night heron, which normally spends time in our mangroves hunting crabs, was standing on the side of my neighbor's pool in SW FL.  It seemed to be gazing deeply into the water and I wondered what it might be thinking. 


Since this is a bird that only wades in water and does not swim to my knowledge, I doubt that it was contemplating a swim.  Maybe it was fascinated by its reflection in the water and perhaps viewed this image as a rival?
In any case it was another of the myriad of interesting wildlife observations that can be made all around us.

     Bill Dunson



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