The Small Herons Have The Rookery Now

The Small Herons Have The Rookery Now

The big guys have left rookeries, even most of the Egrets.

The nesting seasons are based on size (observation). The last to use the rookery are the smaller Night Herons.

The Small Herons Have The Rookery Now
The Small Herons Have The Rookery Now

This Black-crowned dropped out of a nesting island and passed in front of me. Fast flyers but I can grab these shots now, months of practice and missed shots.

I also know I will have much fewer opportunities like this come late fall and winter.

Next spring, no way I could shoot this. Every year it’s the same thing… I am rusty and need to start figuring them out all over again.

 

7 thoughts on “The Small Herons Have The Rookery Now”

  1. It is so easy to get rusty, especially with skills that require a hold of hand and eye coordination, like shooting birds in flight, especially smaller ones. Great job with this Black-crowned Night Heron, Ted.

    1. It’s tough to synchronize all of your motions and dial in the correct settings and then the subjects have to cooperate. It is the complete opposite of a studio shoot where you have control over almost everything–including the light, the subject, and your camera. Plus in a studio, you can always redo a shot that you miss. 🙂

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