Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Papago Park Wildlife


On the same day I took the two previous photos at Papago Park, I also took these two photos of what I think is a green heron.  In the above picture, he was just about to leap into the air and fly away but, I followed his flight and found him again on the other side of the lagoon and got a second photo.

16 comments:

Jack said...

I think you are right. That looks like a green heron to me. Nice shots.

brattcat said...

You really did catch that moment just before the leap. Fantastic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nice work Sharon, great tracking!

Randy said...

I really like the pre-flight shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When you think of Phoenix and birds, you think of roadrunner and cactus wrens, not herons.

Shelagh said...

Beautiful photograph! We have green herons in SA too, very similar in appearance.

EG Wow said...

HOW COOL! I think it's a green heron too...and I'm very jealous of your photos! :)

Jarart said...

Not what you think of in the Phoenix but there he is! Nice shots.

RedPat said...

Great shots of the little guy!

Jacob said...

Lovely shots. I'm not familiar with this type of heron but it's a nice-looking bird.

Mo said...

They are a very difficult bird to get close to. Just as you nearly get close they take off. So well done.

tracy said...

Now there's a place I keep saying I'm going to visit, too.

Regina K said...

I have a blue heron that hangs out behind my house and keep trying to get a photo. These are great photos.

Kate said...

Both photos are great and I like the top best with the rippling water and the find details of the bird.

Magpie said...

It's hard to believe that that guy that was all bunched up in the first picture is really that tall fellow in the second. You did get just the right moment. :)

JM said...

The about-to-fly shot is just great! Perfect timing.