Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron in flight at dusk

So what exactly does a post-sunset Tiger-Heron look like? Well, it looks like a thick American Bittern with very broad Black Vulture-like primarys with lots of fingering. Not sure these pics help, but here they are. Two nights running it's been seen flying into roost after dark. For the GOOD pics, check the next blog post.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron, Hidalgo County Texas! All Photos (c) Rick Snider and Rick Nirschl

Potential First US Record! The standing bird is (c) Rick Snider; the flying bird (c) Rick Nirschl. Note 5 new primaries!

Found December 21, 2009 by Rick Nirschl and Rick Snider near Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.