17 Aug


Black-Crested Night Heron at Clear Lake

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron at Clear Lake

Double Heronage

And now, together.

I also saw a green heron fly by a few times but never got a shot of it.

Didn’t see any egrets of any size there at all that weekend.

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5 Responses to “Heron-o-rama!”

  1. Kerri 17 August, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    Great shots!!

  2. robin andrea 17 August, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    Nice heron shots, Liza. We saw a green heron at Struve Slough in Watsonville the other day.

  3. Ladynred 17 August, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    Beautiful Heron . love the scenery.

  4. Larry Jordan 17 August, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    Excellent captures of the Night Heron and the Blue Heron Liza! I really feel your pain with the Green Heron. I have been trying to get a decent shot of one for awhile. They are shy but I will get one some day.

    BTW, I didn’t now you were in the Clear Lake area. You know Dawn Fine and the BwBTC will be getting together in Northern California for a birding event sometime in November. Hope you can make it!


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