Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More Bolsa Chica Photos

Egrets find the fence a  convenient resting place. The wall there helpfully funnels the fish right to them.

If you look carefully, you'll see a heron resting in those bushes.

A green heron getting ready to fish.


  1. why are they called green herons when the plumage is brown and black? just wondering. Great photographs! I love seeing egrets, and the few times a great blue heron flew over my house as a kid just made my day.

  2. In certain lights the blackish-grey part of the green heron has some green iridescence, but I agree, the name is misleading Of course, blue herons are mostly sort of slate-grey, so I think their name is optimistic as well.

    Herons and egrets always make me smile when I see them in flight.

    And thanks :)