Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Huntley Meadows Bird Walk

As someone said, you can't have too many green heron pictures. Here are some I digiscoped at Huntley on Monday. Canon 10D, 800mm adaptor, Swarovsky scope



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7 comments:

Larry said...

Good equipment and it shows-stunning photos.

Betsy True said...

Thanks, Larry. I was getting frustrated so I did a major upgrade this year by adding the scope and the adapter. It's been fun. As for the common yellow throat, you're exactly right--there's nothing common about them at all!

PA-Birder said...

Betsy,
You really can't have too many photos of Green Herons! Espeically when they are good ones. Andy advice for someone who wants to get into digiscoping? If you have the time I'd addpreciate if you would visit my blog http://bigspringbirds.blogspot.com/
and see the post I have in which I ask questions about getting started in digiscoping.
Vern

LoieJ said...

The first time we ever saw a green heron, it took us a long time to even find it in the book. They are really different when flying compared to sitting.

Greg said...

What serendipity (and great photos)! It happens that my girlfriend & I were on a walk along the C&O Canal this afternoon (Su. 5/13) and had the rare opportunity to observe several Gree herons in action (as opposed to flying away after being flushed). They aren't really all that green, are they?

Betsy True said...

Greg--

They used to be called green-backed herons, which was probably more accurate.

Greg said...

Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing them called that way back when I first started birding (mid-80s). Anyway the pix are spectacular!