Friday, October 28, 2016

A Heron in Crane's Clothing?

"Day 37.  The Cranes still do not suspect that I am a Heron.  The plan is working. 
I shall continue to blend in with their herd."

While birding at Merced National Wildlife Refuge, I came upon this rather amusing scene.  Well, amusing if you're a birder, I suppose... 

No great scientific insights here (other than to say that these two species, the Great Blue Heron and Sandhill Crane, can clearly co-exist quite peaceably).  Just a funny photo!

Oh, but as a side note, flocks of Sandhill Cranes really are called herds.  And the young are known as colts.  There are your facts for the day!  (I couldn't help myself.)

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