Shooting herons

The blue heron was on the pond tonight in front of the house. Unfortunately, I blew it twice--once I didn't have my camera in the house. After I ran out and got it, the heron had moved farther away--but I got a shot of him ingesting a big, flopping salamander. Great shot. No chip in camera.

So, after I put in the chip I got a few shots of the blue and below, a couple of shots of the strange, elusive green heron.

Notice the difference in neck lengths in the two admittedly low quality photos, taken at dusk from the crow's nest with the telephoto at maximum strength. Same bird, different pose. The green herons have a loud and peculiar call, not at all hoarse like the blue heron.