Tag: heron

Black Crowned Night Herons

The Black-crowned Night Heron rookery at the Smithsonian National Zoological park is thriving strong and well this spring. Wild as they may be, these birds have coming to the National Zoo for over 100 years to raise their young. As the only rookery in the Washington DC area, […]

Tri-Colored Herons

The Tri-colored herons at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery are filled with character. It was early June and the first round of nestlings were getting larger and nearly ready to leave the nest. Like Curly, Moe and Larry of the Three Stooges, they sat squawking and squabbling. […]

Herons & Egrets

Some of my favorite birds to watch are in the Heron and Egret family. With their elegant long necks, they are fascinating to watch as they use such stealth while they fish. As a fishing bird, they are quite skittish. They have the eye of an eagle, and […]

Tri-Colored Heron

There was a bird in the marsh at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center that was unexpected for me. Four Tri-colored Herons had somehow dropped in along their migration route. I associate these birds more with Florida than with Maryland, so to see their colorful presence was truly a gift. […]