This afternoon we had a juvenile night heron come flying in and he was in a huge hurry.
The thing that was odd was that normally we might see night herons fly from out of the swamp in early evening, and head out north across the marsh to spend the night in unknown areas.
But this guy was doing the opposite, he was flying in from the marsh and back toward the swamp in mid afternoon.
Very unusual. Was he just being a goofy kid? I don’t know.
The third photo especially, shows how pretty these birds are and how nicely they stand out from the green trees.
Much nicer than the overcast grey sky such as we had this afternoon which always makes the background go totally white.
That youngster is a beauty!
They are pretty birds.
That huge orange eye makes them stand out too.
Attractive birds for sure and odd to see one at that time flying that direction.
Is he flying towards me 🙂 Oh my God! You are amazing photographer dear Phil, Thank you, love, nia
I greatly appreciate that very much Nia thank you!
So pretty, Phil. 🙂
They are cool birds and you can’t miss those big orange eyes!
Great captures. Just love the second shot. The grey skies just make the birds more dramatic.
Thanks a million. Yes, often happens that the grey overcast sky turns almost totally white when I expose for the bird.
Thanks a bunch glad you liked them.
Beautiful flight shots! Nice eye detail.
Thanks very much and yes they do have those big eyes that stand out on their faces. 🙂
If he’s a juve, maybe his time clock hasn’t adjusted yet?
That could be it! He sure seemed confused. Goofy kid. 🙂