Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

Bird Report 051911: Clay Avenue

Mike Gempp reports:

"Around 6:30 I had 3 Green Herons, one adult and two immature, down at Clay Ave. There are two Princess Trees just across the small marsh, and they sat in those trees calling for about 10 minutes. 

"In flight, one could easily mistake it for a crow or similar-sized bird. I've never seen them there before, so it was a bit of luck.

"When leaving, there was a good size snapping turtle relaxing right in the middle of Clay Ave, about 25" from the front to the back of the carapace. I gently tapped him with my trekking pole until he was annoyed enough to finish crossing the street."

Thanks, Mike!