SF Citizen: Nature Scene at the World’s Smallest Lake

alvord lake wildlife bird golden gate park

Nature Scene at the World’s Smallest Lake: A Great Egret Across the Street from Our Busy Stanyan Whole Foods

Can you even see Golden Gate Park’s “world-class” Alvord Lake on a map? I suppose, but it’s smaller than most ponds IRL.

giant egret at alvord lake in golden gate park

Anyway, here it is, complete with a giant Great Egret looking for food right across the street from people looking for food at the Whole Foods Stanyan:

Or if you don’t want to call it an egret, you can play it safe, as writer CW Nevius might, by guessing “heron,” ’cause that’s close enough. (Hey, is he making a joke about the tower crane in the reflection? I can’t tell. Prolly not, but I can’t tell. It is a heron, a great blue heron, a giant bird that just loves SF. A GBH will get a little irritated if you walk right up to it when it’s hunting, but usually not so much that it would fly away)

Anyway, all dese kinds of boids are in the heron family, and lots of them hang out in GGP, occasionally…

Read the entire article here:
http://sfcitizen.com/blog/2015/01/21/nature-scene-at-the-worlds-smallest-lake-a-great-egret-across-the-street-from-our-busy-stanyan-whole-foods/