Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Riparian Forest of the Northern Reaches with Migratory Action
Great Blue Heron
66-73 degrees F/0720-0940 hrs./partly cloudy/18 mph winds
The better part of these photos were from Saturday the 13th, some of them within the depths
of The Northern Reaches. There, I saw a friend, the Green Heron perched in the tree, who made
a detour while enrollee elsewhere. He stopped to say hello, and gave several poses. The first
time that I saw that bird, I was trying to photograph a Red-winged Blackbird. He landed right
beside me and croaked for attention. I still have that picture, which I found last night from 2012.
I saw a number of things at The Reaches on Saturday. Due to a recent storm a number of live limbs as well as dead ones peppered the area. I was unable to get through to get to the water when I was forced to stop. This was where I met that beautiful little Blue-headed Vireo. It was but a fleeting
moment, but that was all that I needed for a capture.
I also met a little Orange-crowned Warbler. It is rare that the crown in seen, like the red crown on
the Eastern Kingbird.
And, for the icing on the cake, here is a Wilson's Warbler that was coming through Oklahoma.
It was a brief visit, but it made me smile, as it was my first.
Good things happen to come at the least expected times, and I must say that I had a productive day.