Strange Visitor From Another Planet I.D.ed–THE HOLIDAY HERON is a Great Blue Heron

WPCNR PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY. Contributed by a WPCNR ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER, SUSAN KATZ, December 18, 2013:

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“DAMN THAT GARMIN! This is supposed to be Silver Lake!” That’s what this member of the Heron Family,( a Blue Heron),told Peter Katz, when the bird landed in the Katz backyard Wednesday. Susan Katz photographed the visitor. The disgruntled heron said he was looking for Scoop the News Duck. Apparently, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s successful tourism program is even reaching out to Florida

The Mystery bird since appearing yesterday on WPCNR, has been identified positively by two WPCNR readers.

Ellen Alzerez notes: “That bird is a Great Blue Heron.  I had one visiting my back yard a few years ago when I had a water feature with fish.”

Suzanne Evans tracked the visitor down, too: “I pulled out my Peterson Field Guide – Eastern Birds. The bird looks like a great blue heron. According to their range map we would be in the very northernmost reaches of their winter habitat.

 

 

 

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