Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Green heron fluffs out before flying off

While drifting down Mill River (Florence, MA) in a small inflatable boat, I stopped to watch a green heron on a log.

I hurried to take out my camera and photograph the heron before he flew away.

As I watched, the heron move back and forth as it listened and reacted to the sounds of surrounding birds. Feather fluffing begins around 0:45.


  1. were those gun shots? That would make me take off too! Love your connection to the natural world

    1. Not gun shots but I can see how they'd sound like that. The noise was made by a crew of carpenters several houses away working on an addition.