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 Post subject: Green Heron in Vancouver
PostPosted: May 12 1:11 pm 
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Lots of Green Herons around right now including Debouville Slough, Brydon Lagoon, Hastings Park and now at Trout Lake one was seen yesterday and today on the West side of the lake as reported by Sebastian Pardo.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
PostPosted: May 13 2:44 pm 
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With the green heron still present this morning George Clulow found a single Bank Swallow there as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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There was a single Green Heron present this morning. Edward Nygren saw it land on a snag after it flew out of a willow by the trail on the East side of lake.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
PostPosted: Jul 12 11:16 am 
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Bridget Spencer found a Green Heron today at McCleery Golf Course in Vancouver.
Congrats!

ImageGreen Heron by Bridget Spencer

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
PostPosted: Jul 12 2:10 pm 
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Nice shot Fancy and find! Where exactly did you find it?

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
PostPosted: Jul 12 4:27 pm 
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markj wrote:
Nice shot Fancy and find! Where exactly did you find it?

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Not where they've nested previously! It was on the pond NE of the end of Celtic Street. There weren't any golfers on the side of pond that I was on, so I decided to see if there were any ducks of interest around. Just some families of Mallards, and there was a kingfisher calling. I walked towards the kingfisher, and suddenly the heron leapt up, making a racket. It landed at the top of tree, and started making its way towards the back of the tree/bush area, but I couldn't follow it because the golfers were headed around to where I was. If there weren't any golfers, I would have checked the area more thoroughly, for more herons or possibly even a nest.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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Hi
The Green Heron at Hastings Park was active this morning, July 14, flying to several locations across from the fishing lookout and successfully catching prey. Above, the numerous violet-green swallows were joined by two purple martin, single Vaux's swift and single black swift.
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[img][img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/351/19511920770_42900ccbf9_z.jpg[/img]Green Heron by Quentin Brown, on Flickr[/img]


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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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qubrown wrote:
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The Green Heron at Hastings Park was active this morning, July 14, flying to several locations across from the fishing lookout and successfully catching prey. Above, the numerous violet-green swallows were joined by two purple martin, single Vaux's swift and single black swift.
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Quentin Brown
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[img][img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/351/19511920770_42900ccbf9_z.jpg[/img]Green Heron by Quentin Brown, on Flickr[/img]
Great to see you on the site, Quentin! A warm welcome to you on behalf of all of us here! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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That's great Q!

To post your image Q copy and paste the full BBcode into the browser so it appears in the page :D I have done so for you below:

ImageGreen Heron by Quentin Brown, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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Bridget Spencer had a late Green Heron today the bird flew up from the pond that is NE from the end of Celtic Ave and flew NW across McCleery Golf Course.

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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Here is Bridget Spencer's shot of the Green Heron.

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Photo used with permission*

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 Post subject: Re: Green Heron in Vancouver
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Bridget Spencer has a GRHE at the corner of 53rd and Balaclava.

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