Saturday, May 23, 2009

Camera-Critters #59: Black-crowned Night Heron (夜鷺), Nycticorax nycticorax

We visited Danhsui village two weeks ago.  Danhsui river is the major river of Taipei.  It flows into Taiwan strait at Danhsui village, west of Taipei.  It is approachable by Taipei metro and is a major weekend attraction for people in Taipei.  We can take a ferry to the opposite side, the left bank of Danhsui river, which is famous for coffee, fried donughts, local seafoods and bicycle trails.  Danhsui village has an old street selling all kinds of delicacies and a pedestrian walk along the river bank and harbor.

We saw the two herons landed on the local fishing boats.  They were very calm and easy to photograph.  Their attention was not on us, who they did not really care.  They were watching for the fishes in the water.  Notice the different dolor of the feet of these two herons.

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sixstars said...

Nice wildlife photos. I hope they caught some lunch.

Teena in Toronto said...

Cool shots!

I played too :)

Arija said...

A beautiful bird well captured.

Larry said...

Great captures of the Night Herons you two. I imagine these boats were moored and not being used at the time. Interesting anchor there with the rocks.

Corey~living and loving said...

Both shots are great, but my fav is the first one. great capture. love the red boat in it.
Happy CC.


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