Thursday, August 26, 2021

Green Heron

Erika and I went to Capitol Lake in Olympia on 28 July 2021 with hopes to find our first Green Heron of the year, and we did. We knew they appear along the lake, especially in the late summer and fall. Despite widespread habitat destruction, Green Herons appear to be increasing in Washington (Wahl et al. 2005). This individual is a young bird, judging by its streaked neck and spotted flight feathers, that probably wandered to the city from wherever it hatched.

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