This afternoon while fishing from a canoe my wife Mary and son Eli
discovered a juvenile Little Blue Heron in the shallows and waterside
trees of the small lake above Twin Bridges Dam in Weybridge. Ron Payne
and I rediscovered the bird this evening and had excellent views as it
stood on a log well lit from the setting sun behind us. A Great Blue
Heron was close by, actually looking "great" in size by contrast with
the small size of the heron.
The plumage was all white, the bill greyish or grey-greenish with a
black tip, there was no mane, and the legs and feet were uniformly
olive-greenish. Throughout the afternoon and evening it flew from
location to location all within 1500 feet of the dam. Mary and Eli got
quite close to it with the canoe.
From land it was most easily viewed and photographed from a high,
roadside location on Field Days Road about 500 feet north of Quaker
Village Road. It also could be seen, at times, from Twitchell Hill Road
a quarter of a mile east of Field Days Road.
Photos to come.