I was surprised how small this heron was. Not more than one foot tall, this was "a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill." I watched it hunt a small fish.
Small pond in business park.
Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.08
Spotted on Jan 10, 2014
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014
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