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Tri-Colored Heron in Breeding Feathers and Colors
29 April 2010 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Tri-Colored Heron in Breeding Feathers and Colors

Southeast Louisiana

All of the birds in the area where the oil from the well explosion will settle, some 210,000 gallons a day, will be affected. Even though the herons nest in trees, they must go in the water to fish and they will get coated with oil and also eat food that has been contaminated by the oil.
The vegetation, shrubs and trees will be affected by the oil. It is a catastrophe that will affect this area for years to come. The shrimp, crab, oyster and fish spawning grounds will be destroyed.
Louisiana supplies 90 per cent of the seafood to the nation. Fishermen will lose their livelihood and restaurant and restaurant workers will suffer. It is a wide spreading, enormous, man-made disaster. The people who own the well say that it may take weeks to stop the flow of oil from the well into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Neal Nye02-May-2010 11:10
Such an incredible mess is hard to even imagine.
Dennis Hoyne02-May-2010 04:09
Beautiful Heron, Coleen. The oil spill is something we will all pay for one way or another.
LynnH01-May-2010 15:17
Gorgeous colors! I'm so sorry about the oil spill... awful. V
Yvonne01-May-2010 05:49
A very handsome Heron - but what a disaster you have there Coleen!
Larry Peterson01-May-2010 02:28
Beautiful capture, Coleen. Very sad to see this habitat threatened. V
Robin Reid01-May-2010 02:22
Excellent photo
Ed Preston01-May-2010 00:59
Beautiful bird with an uncertain future! Nice capture Coleen!
J. Scott Coile01-May-2010 00:05
WOW. Wonderful Coleen.
joanteno30-Apr-2010 23:29
The picture is amazing. The oil spill makes me very angry and very sad for these noble creatures.
Hank Vander Velde30-Apr-2010 23:08
Nice image Coleen, but the oil spill is indeed a disaster. Hopefully they can find a way to mitigate the damage and injury to the fauna and wildlife.
pkocinski30-Apr-2010 23:01
This spill is just unacceptable. I can't believe that in 2010 we are going through another major oil spill with catastrophic results :-(
A J Adams30-Apr-2010 22:29
Nice color on this heron.
Zak30-Apr-2010 21:07
Great catch, how's the oil spill?
sandy barbour30-Apr-2010 19:20
Oh this is exquisite Coleen, gorgeous detail and colour! V
Al Chesworth30-Apr-2010 19:11
Super shot Coleen.
ewa toll30-Apr-2010 18:48
poochdad30-Apr-2010 18:03
a handsome heron!
coaster30-Apr-2010 17:34
Beautiful capture!