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OK So I Finally Caught Him Today Oct-12-2011..YAAAAAA ME!!! Taken At Humber Bay Park East..Etobicoke, Ontario..On Lake Ontario! Canon 550D..I left him in his natural beauty..I tried photo shopping him..tweaking here and there..but ya know, I like him as is..the camera caught what I saw! I have still bored shooting him so waved arms in the air so he would take off..LOL

It is the largest North American heron, with a head-to-tail length of 91–140 cm (36–55 in), a wingspan of 167–201 cm (66–79 in), and a weight of 2–3.6 kg (4.4–8 lbs). Notable features include slaty flight feathers, red-brown thighs, and a paired red-brown and black stripe up the flanks; the neck is rusty-gray, with black and white streaking down the front; the head is paler, with a nearly white face, and a pair of black plumes running from just above the eye to the back of the head. The feathers on the lower neck are long and plume-like; it also has plumes on the lower back at the start of the breeding season. The bill is dull yellowish, becoming orange briefly at the start of the breeding season, and the lower legs gray, also becoming orangey at the start of the breeding season. Immature birds are duller in color, with a dull blackish-gray crown, and the flank pattern only weakly defined; they have no plumes, and the bill is dull gray-yellow.

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    Awesome! Great shot, Keith!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    I know the thrill of capturing one of these with its beautiful wings outspread. A wonderful shot, Keith!

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 3 years ago

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 3 years ago
    you did get him finally .. great shot !
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