Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Taking It From The Top In Middlefield

 We've had some refreshing fall-like weather this week. Connecticut is not known for mountains but the the trap rock ridge does provide great views from the top. The trap rock ridge was formed by volcanic activity long ago. 
 I had better luck finding birds at ground level. I caught a sneaky Green Heron hiding at the edge of a pond.
The Mute Swans don't feel the need to be sneaky. They boldly hold their ground or in this case, their water.


Nadezda said...

The swans are so beautiful, Larry. The Green Heron seems to be gray, why is its name 'green'?
Have a nice weekend!

Larry said...

Bird names don't always make sense. The adult does have a greenish blue back when seen in good lighting.