Monday, August 18, 2014

Water Bird Day


                                     Molting Mallards(Note pinfeathers on outstretched wings)
                                                     

                                                      Green Heron Fledgling, Day 5


                                                             "Three Musketeers"
                                                                       Day 5


                                                                    Great Egret


                                                 Great Egret (Molting into New Plumage)


                                                                     Green Heron, Day 8


                                                               Green Herons, Day 8

The young herons are growing, but a few of them still have their downy feathers atop their heads.
Young birds are streaked on the breast, which is how the juveniles can be discerned.  Today, day 8, was very cloudy early morning and the sun finally appeared at around 0900.