July 14, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Green heron in Staunton

Green Heron So, I took a casual drive north of town around the middle of the day, and wouldn't you know it, I came across the greatest number of non-abundant species I have seen all summer. I was impressed by the large numbers of Purple martins and Kingbirds, but the biggest surprise came when I was driving back into town: a Green heron was standing on the mud alongside a pond on the north edge of Staunton. In the evening I drove back with my camera and luckily it was still there. (As you can see, it's not very green.) Then I checked out Bell's Lane and was pleased that the Yellow warblers are still around.