Green Herons at Almshouse Creek

Flights of Wonder

While spending time watching the Ospreys at Almshouse Creek,…

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… I noticed that there’s also a family of Green Herons who have taken up residence in the same area.

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Yesterday, baby Green Heron was hanging out in a secluded corner of the cove at Almshouse Creek.

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This morning, four Green Herons were hunting from the rocks along the shore. Uncharacteristically, they didn’t spook when they saw me, but continued hunting, gifting me with lots of opportunities for photos.

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One of the Herons snatched an incredibly large spider among the rocks.

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The Spider did what it could to escape the Heron, …

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but the Heron tenaciously maneuvered the spider…

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until a flip of his beak…

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… and the Heron gulped the spider down.

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Meanwhile, another Heron hunted further up the shoreline…

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… as one of the juveniles explored the boat dock…

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… and another made…

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