The departure of Maria the Goose (or is it Mario the Gander?) may have left Echo Park Lake bereft of its most famous, feathered resident, but there are still plenty of other birds left at the park – and they are hungry. Sandy Driscoll snapped the above photos of young and hungry herons during a recent visit:
They are young Night Herons (ID confirmed by birder friends in NYC). The younger ones are brown. I was helping a rescue lady feed them earthworms to supplement their diet, as she felt they weren’t getting enough to eat.
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