August 2 was a nice day for bird-watching at Turtle Pond. We had a juvenile black-crowned night heron dipping into the water, a sub-adult black-crowned hiding out in the leaves, a starling eating berries, barn swallows flying over the water, mama mallards and their kids, and a beautiful great egret.
So in a break from my recent rants about the Yankees and my gushing over the Tompkins Square red-tailed hawks, I bring you a little video showing off the great egret on one lovely early August evening.
I'll post the young black-crowned night herons soon, from Turtle Pond and the Pond at 59th Street. And the starling should provide a nice video. There's a ducklings video in the works, but for now, here are some photos of the egret.