Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tricolored Heron, San Diego River, CA

Our first view of the Tricolored was in the reeds next to a Great Egret. He was preening and eventually did a big stretch, caught below.

Later, he moved out into the channel and began feeding, and I got some better pictures....

A beautiful bird, and a lifer!

(All pictures in the post and the next digiscoped with my Canon 10D and 800mm adapter on my Swarovski 65HD, except for the rufous-crowned sparrow.)
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LoieJ said...

I didn't know that that particular bird even existed. I guess that is because I have the "eastern" bird book.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having a great trip and seeing some great birds.Or did you move? Thanks for sharing the pics.