[CT Birds] Tranced Heron
rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Aug 25 21:18:28 EDT 2009
I have seen Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in a similar pose twice, both from the tower at Milford Point in mid to late summer. The second time I got some really lousy digiscoped images, but they do give some idea of the pose.
Beacon Falls, CT
--- On Tue, 8/25/09, Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net> wrote:
> From: Dennis Varza <dennisvz at optonline.net>
> 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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