Wading birds we see in Baja
The weather is looking stormy today so I thought I’d pull up some photos of estuary birds to take a look at. We all know the golden slippers and dark beaks of the Snowy Egret sets it apart from the Great Egret, which has black legs and a yellowish bill.
I have wonderful memories of sitting in the sand watching and photographing Reddish Egrets as they chase baitfish all around the shallows. Beautiful birds they are!
Black-crowned Night Herons occasionally make an appearance here. Unlike the Reddish Egrets, they tend to forage with less enthusiasm and are often spotted sitting in trees.
What a lucky pair Debbie and I are to be able to walk or even drive a short distance to see birds like the colorful Green Heron.
And Little Blue Herons.
Plus Tri-colored Herons that, like Reddish Egrets, put on quit a show running around, chasing little fishes to feed on.
We’ve even seen a Yellow-crowned Night Heron once in a while.
Probably considered the king of Herons most people see, The Great Blue Heron is a magnificent bird. Sooo graceful!
Over on the mainland they are a few herons that don’t seem to be too big on Baja. Like the Bare-throated tiger Heron, an out-standing bird we shot on one of our birding trips.
Just looked up and out the window to see a whale breaching. Gotta go watch so, catch you later! Happy Birding from Chris and Debbie………like us if you do.