Monday, July 26, 2010

Biggest bird I've ever seen in my backyard...Ever!

The other day, my husband was outside in the yard, doing some weedwacking. My cellphone rings, and he's on the line. "Honey, look at the driveway, but don't make any noise." Okay, I said, a bit worried. I peer out the window, and I see this gigantic bird. "Whoa, what is that?" I said? Okay, I know I live on an island, but I live on Staten Island, not some tropical paradise, so to see a bird like this, it's totally rare. My husband said it looks like a heron. I've only seen herons in Florida. When he came back into the house, he did a Google search, and we saw pictures of blue herons. This bird looks like a baby blue heron! On further research, apparently there is a Blue Heron Park right in Staten Island about 5 miles from our house. It's a wildlife sanctuary with lots of ponds, and home to some blue herons. How cool is that? http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/blueheronpark

11 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We have one or two that frekhwent our neighbourhood -

They are so khool to see flying or perching!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Whoa!!! That is big!!

The Creek Cats said...

It's beautiful!

The Island Cats said...

We have herons on our island too...but we've never seen one on our driveway. That's pretty cool!!

Ayla and Iza, said...

That is cool! We had a lost birdie like that, but all black, once. It was right in a tree in our yard for a day.

The Big Thing learned later it was from Florida an called a Enhinga. It hadda a long speary beak an was scarey. We dint see it ourselfs, but Skeeter used ta tell us about it as a warning against wandering loose.

William said...

Wow! That is pretty exciting. Except for the hawk family that lived in our tree one season, we've never seen anything that big either! It's cool that they're practically your neighbors.

The Japanese Redneck said...

There are lots and lots of water birds here in Mississippi.

We see them at our creek and fishing in puddles in the pastures. Guess they are hunting crawfish.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We have some around here too but they are lighter coloured. A little scary though!

Sparkle said...

Wow! I wish something like that should show up on my Bird TV channel.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Great pic! We love big birdies!
--JB

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is totally cool! I wish we had a birdie park near here!

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