Bird Week


Today turned out to be bird day at Piedmont Park. Actually, it’s been Bird Week.

The most exciting was this green heron (Butorides virescens), which we saw along with the usual assortment of ducks, some Canada Geese, and one huge great blue heron (looked bigger than the usual one). And robins, grackles, sparrows—all the urban-tolerant types….

Earlier this week we saw a pair of chickens busily foraging under leaves. Go figure.


  1. kayak woman says:

    Gorgeous pic. I have no other words!

  2. Pooh says:

    I saw a green heron last week when I was bicycling in Forest Park. It was in a wet spot, a large puddle under some pine trees, not far from the bike path and the street. I’ve seen them before near the regular waterways in the park. I guess it was just checking out this “bonus pond” left by the recent rain. It had left by the next time I came around.