Friends, this great blue heron doesn’ t look very blue, more brown, but he was sitting still so i took his picture. i think he is an adult bird cause he has the little black feather off the back of his head, and maybe he is brown because the iron-rich water stains the big birds by late summer. The feathers of sandhill cranes and trumpeter swans in Crex are also rust colored from the water this time of year. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on July 28, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged birds, blue heron, Crex Meadows, feathers, heron, mjspringett, photography, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.