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Chris Calohan

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Stakeout
« on: May 05, 2018, 11:54:49 PM »

Green Heron
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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 09:23:58 AM »

Definitely a lean and hungry look.
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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 03:32:47 AM »

Ready to jump. The reds on the bird's legs play well with the green environment.
Well seen.
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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 05:51:17 AM »

Ready to jump. The reds on the bird's legs play well with the green environment.
Well seen.

He might jump from there, Francois but more likely he would just lean forward and extend his neck to 2 1/2 times the length you see in the original image and make the stab. It's breeding season which makes them much easier to spot. Normally, in a setting like this, the Heron will pretty much just blend in with its surroundings which makes them formidable hunters. In this shooting sequence, he did make a jump.

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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 09:18:15 AM »

Really fine heron. I also like the clumps of seeds on the sedges, if that's what they are.

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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 09:23:12 AM »

Really fine heron. I also like the clumps of seeds on the sedges, if that's what they are.

Those are Apple Snail eggs. The adult snails are very much favored by Purple Gallinules, Apple Snail Hawks and Limpkins though we only get the Gallinules up this way.
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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 10:17:03 AM »

He might jump from there, Francois but more likely he would just lean forward and extend his neck to 2 1/2 times the length you see in the original image and make the stab. It's breeding season which makes them much easier to spot. Normally, in a setting like this, the Heron will pretty much just blend in with its surroundings which makes them formidable hunters. In this shooting sequence, he did make a jump.

Thanks for the explanations. Herons do the same (stabbing), we have a lot of grey herons around here.
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Re: Stakeout
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 10:42:59 PM »

Those are Apple Snail eggs.

Cool! Thanks, Chris.
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