Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Cheerier Circle of Life Images



Oh, alright - the expression on this Yellow-crowned Night Heron's face isn't exactly cheerful, but the predating Harris Hawk picture on my previous post was getting to me. It isn't exactly warm and fuzzy. The heron isn't a vegetarian, but he doesn't flaunt his prey on the top of a cactus and come to think of it - I don't think I've ever seen one catch or eat anything. Hmmmm. I guess that would explain his lethargic movements. He's got to conserve energy because he's not eating frequently. (Or duh-uh - maybe he really is moving around at night - as in Night Heron.)
The mushroom is definitely an integral part of nature's recycling program. I guess we'd be up to our chins in dead organic debris if not for fungus. Let's hear it for fungus! (That dewy violet seems so improbable this time of year)

4 comments:

KGMom said...

Love the expression on the night heron's face. He looks like he is patiently waiting for you to get your photo!
I am not sure I have ever heard someone cheer for fungus before, but, hey, why not?

Laurie said...

There's a fungus among us?

Love the Heron, Cathy. Did you per chance, take this photo on a Monday? Perhaps he was just dreading his "work" week?

Bonita said...

Your night heron definitely looks contemplative...and patient, too.

Mary said...

Heron's don't scamper unless I clap my hands and shoo one away from my fish.

That's a very pretty bird and your photo is so sharp!

I've learned that fungus is pretty cool!