Here's Henry - this week's bird of the week - part of my year long challenge to make (at least) 52 different birds this year.
Henry is a heron, but I'm sure you can tell that from his long legs and bill. His legs are wiggly too - not sure that is a distinctive feature all herons however :-D
He loves to go fishing in ponds and small lakes. If you see him at one near you - be sure to shout out "hello Henry". He'll be so delighted. You can see him here, looking carefully for small fish or frogs:
He also enjoys walks in fields looking for gophers, frogs, mice and other small creatures.
Henry - and herons in generally, tend to fish and walk alone so although they may appear a little antisocial, it's not true. In fact, Henry favorite place to hang out is around your neck on a little chain. How friendly is that!
There are a good number of us taking this bird a week challenge, so if you want to see what the other birders are making this week, click on the links below: