|Green heron catches a salmon fry|
Saturday, September 22, 2012
In search of the Green Heron
A "lifer" is birder terminology for finding a new bird for one's checklist. I had heard one had been seen feeding on frogs and fish at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Having never seen a green heron before it was with much excitement that soon after I arrived the bird flew in to feed on fish and frogs. The Green heron is at its most northern range in British Columbia and will head south before the first frosts arrive, this bird is thought to have been raised in one of the lakes tributaries.