GREEN HERON! First of the season.

Green Heron in a tree.

I went to the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wallkillriver/index.htm) today after work and found a Green Heron in a tree. I walked the Liberty Loop trail which is about 2 miles long. I was almost back to my car when I saw the heron fly in and land in a tree nearby. I was able to get the above photo, which I don’t love but it was the best I could do. It was a really nice walk with many birds – I was able to identify 24 species. Highlights for me:

  • (1) Green Heron
  • (3) Double Crested Cormorant
  • (1) Osprey – Hovering and fishing
  • (4) Lesser Yellowlegs
  • (2) Common Yellowthroat
  • (6) Yellow Warblers – Flying very close to me as if I was not there

Here’s a couple more photos from the day:

Common Yellowthroat
Lesser Yellowlegs

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