[CT Birds] Tranced Heron

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Tue Aug 25 20:11:16 EDT 2009

HI Folks

I was down at Ash Creek Bridgeport to check out the reported Golden  
Plovers (not seen) and had a strange sight. I saw this Yellow-crowned  
Night-Heron standing in a side channel with its wings distended. The  
disposition  of the wings reminded me of a dead duck being held up by  
the neck and the wings dangling. I thought the bird was dead and  
being held up by a wire it got tangled in. Another YCNH was a couple  
of feet away and paid it no attention. Then all of a sudden, the bird  
pulled it wings up and shook its head and stood there like normal! I  
guess the bird either dozed off or was in a trance! Go figure.

Dennis Varza

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