A Year on Clear Lake-Sept 30, 2013

The Tricolor Heron–September 30, 2013

Running short on time I stopped by the boat ramp for a quick look to see what was happening. The Tricolor Heron was present, checking out the scene for himself. Nearby a Little Blue Heron worked the rocks, while a Snowy Egret posed on a piece of the ramp itself.

At the marina, another Little Blue Heron was looking spiffy–the maroon coloring of its neck plumage a deep, rich hue. Meanwhile, a juvenile brown pelican flew in, landing on the bulkhead. He took a few minutes to stretch and enjoy himself.

Hmmm…quite a few Little Blue Herons and not so many Green Herons. Is that a trend or a fluke?

Green Thought:“Forests are places where we can get back in touch with our inner selves, where we can walk on soft ground, breathe in natural scents, taste berries, listen to the leaves crackling – all the senses are awakened in the subdued light and stress melts away like snow in the snow.”
Pierre Lieutaghi, Trees: The Balance of Life, The Beauty of Nature