Murray seeks…and finds!
Earlier today I received an e-mail from my friend the photographer MURRAY HEAD, wondering if I might possibly know the exact location of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron that had been reported on Governors Island. Unfortunately I had no inside info on the bird and e-mailed back to Murray that I couldn't help him
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron on nest on Governors Island- 7/3/15
photo by MURRAY HEAD
At 6:44pm Murray wrote me again:
About 10 minutes after emailing and asking if you knew specifically where it could be found, I found it! It has been said that it is a first ever for Governors Island. I got
that from some other postings on the Internet.
How did he find it?
Murray gave me more details:
The principle I employ in these instances... If you can't find the bird...
have the bird find you. I used the anchovies hanging out of my pocket technique.
The nest is about 70 feet up.
I was just there basically to locate it, so that when the chicks are out of their shells,
in about a month... I can bring the proper equipment to get some decent photos.
Today I did not have such equipment... so the photo really does not do this fine bird justice.
Here it is anyway: [See above]
[note from Marie: the photo looks fine to me! Congratulations, Murray!