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Saturday, July 24, 2010

A riffraff has moved in and we aint happy about it!

Actually I kinda like him, but Harvey and Sue Ellen are feeling a bit put off. The new arrival has taken Harvey's favorite fishing spot (photo). This new guy doesn't have the flare Harvey has.
Harvey was so funny the other morning, it was raining and he was just sitting right outside my port looking so wet and bedraggled, so pathetically adorable! I got a picture of him but I had forgotten to put my memory card back in the camera(Blimey!). Before I could fix the oversight Harvey got wise of my plan and flew off in a huff. Man that would of been a great picture! I know he is just a silly bird but he provides so much amusement, he is such a character. I hope this new guy doesn't run Harvey off, lord I sure would miss him. BTW still don't know what kind of bird Harvey is...?

Here is a shot of Sue Ellen, she is such a pretty lady :-)


Neophyte Cruiser said...

Hi Erica...If I'm not mistaken, your new neighbor is a black-crowned night-heron. They can be found year round along the immediate coastal areas of the U.S. and virtually all of Mexico. During the summer their range can include the entire U.S., as well as parts of Canada. They're adept at fishing and can be fun to watch. We had the good fortune to observe one swallow a fish we were certain would be an impossibility. It was nearly a quarter of its body size! Enjoy your new neighbor!

Erika (aka Ocean Girl) said...

Thanks, I should of asked you all sooner. I found out a few days ago that Harvey isn't the same subspecies as Sue Ellen (Harvey a Green heron and Sue Ellen a black crowned night heron). I will get a better shot of Harvey (he hates the camera), so you can see for yourself. The only shot I have of Harvey is further down the blog page and it is mainly of his back (this was during his "pining for Sue Ellen" phase) BTW-Sue Ellen loves the camera.