Saturday, May 8, 2010

Camera Critters

Each Saturday Misty hosts Camera Critters. Be sure you visit! It's a wonderful place for critter lovers.

Back to the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park.

We rounded a corner to view the Tea House and found this little guy.



Black-crowned Night Heron


We kept looking and found his friend.



Black-crowned Night Heron


By the time we walked all the way around the lake near the Tea House we had found seven Black-crowned Night Herons ... all little statues ... standing very still, quiet, beautiful.


Black-crowned Night Heron


Last week there was an article in our little neighborhood newspaper about Black-crowned Night Herons and Yellow-crowned Night Herons nesting in a neighborhood near Hermann Park where the Japanese Garden is located. I think Mr. Dragon and I will go heron hunting this weekend!

More critters in the Japanese Garden next week!


23 comments:

Self Sagacity said...

So nice to have seen such beautiful scene. I love the way the last one stands. haha

Janet said...

Great shots! I was immediately drawn to the eyes....like a big red bead with a small black bead in the center. Mother Nature does beautiful work!

Happy hunting!

Joops said...

I love the first shot!

Momma Robin

Captain Shagrat said...

they have a stance a bit like a hunched penguin. Lovely critters cheers

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos of the Black Crowned Night heron. They are cool birds, great sighting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a perfect bird for a Japanese Garden!

Debs said...

great shots! i just had a quick look at your flickr page...did you really take these with a canon powershot? impressive!

A Garden of Threads said...

They are such beautiful birds and you took great shots. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tina said...

i liked how he is peeping behind the corner for the shot!

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EG Wow said...

Oh my goodness! I"d be so excited to see and be able to photograph the black-crowned night herons! Very cool shots!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The Black Crowned Night Heron is the symbol for our local Naturalist Group. I have never seen one though until now. Thanks for sharing. Valerie

dosfishes said...

So adorable. I love those long feathers flowing down their backs. We have a great blue that dog Philo scares away because he is afraid of it. They are like
statues, aren't they, such stillness. Thanks for sharing your stroll in the garden, glad Mr. Dragon is out and about!

nonizamboni said...

Love these candid shots! And the posture of this variety of Heron always reminds me of Richard Nixon. Can you see it?
:O)

Denise said...

Great images of your Black Crowned Night Heron. He's a magnificent bird.

Helena said...

These are great shots! I love how the first one is peeking out from behind the rock! :)

Barb said...

What a fabulous sighting! The Herons look like little "props" for the Japanese Garden! Perfect.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Beautiful birds. Makes me wonder what in the world they are thinking as they stand so still. Maybe they aren't thinking but are just being zen.

Karine said...

These are wonderful bird photos, I'm looking forward to seeing the next series of photos next week!

Cezar and Léia said...

CUTE friends!They are so lovely and this place looks a paradise, so calm and beautiful!
Purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

Anya said...

So..so..so.. cute and sweet :)))
Time to relax for me hehehe....

(@^.^@)

wncmountainliving said...

Lovely herons. They are such regal looking birds! Happy Mother's Day!

Pretty Things said...

That first photo in particular is spectacular!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Lovely shots, I especially love the first one. They are beautiful birds. :)