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Old Jul 12, 2006, 10:28 AM   #1
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This race held every year in Brooklyn featured five contestants, two unfortunately quit in a huff, but the remaining group of Worm Warriors continued...

In this first image a little preliminary milling around.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON11.JPG[/img]

Finally, the contestants line up.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON1.JPG[/img]

Wait a minute, is he allowed to do that?


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON16.JPG[/img]


Well, I'll just toss this one back to daddy...


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON3.JPG[/img]


Oh my God! Was that good or what?

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON19.JPG[/img]

And another...

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON2.JPG[/img]

Wow! I got a good one, but look at THAT worm over there!

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON25.JPG[/img]

I don't care. Slow and steady will win eventually...

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BlackHERON27.JPG[/img]


An overview of the course, shot with a FOV of 105mm

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/PLUMMARSH36.JPG[/img]

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Old Jul 13, 2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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I missed this one Dave. I have as yet to run across one of these Heron here. I see they are summer visitors in Oregon and are supposed to be around. ... What time of day was this? Sibley says they're nocturnal and hang around marshes. Maybe I should check out our coastal areas. Nice series by the way and humorous captions!
What kind of worm are they eating? Looks like a night crawler…
I'll put my money on slow and steady to win .

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Old Jul 14, 2006, 12:36 PM   #3
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I missed this one Dave. I have as yet to run across one of these Heron here. I see they are summer visitors in Oregon and are supposed to be around. ... What time of day was this? Sibley says they're nocturnal and hang around marshes. Maybe I should check out our coastal areas. Nice series by the way and humorous captions!
What kind of worm are they eating? Looks like a night crawler…
I'll put my money on slow and steady to win .

-Kent
I always shoot at dawn. They are usually gone by 8 AM. In this case there were five of them. And, as you can see - This is a Marsh... :lol:

These are marine worms, some of them as long as 18 inches. And some of them BITE. And you can feel it!

I was watching this group of three and they really did seem to get organised and then methodically march up the marsh, catching these worms. But these Herons will eat rats and anything else for that matter - Tough little guys!

Recently their near relative the Yellow Crowned has been showing up as well, and I got some nice shots of them on Tuesday. Today, I really scored with a Juvenile Black Crowned! It's my personal wildlife sanctuary....

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