Tag Archives: Green Heron

Green Heron Posing

Green Herons tend to be shy and I was rather surprised to get a series of images of this one out in the open.

Green Heron Landing
Green Heron Landing

He landed on a dead tree hanging over a pond.

Green Heron on Stick
Green Heron on Stick

Over a couple of minutes he turned

Green Heron on Stick
Green Heron on Stick
Green Heron on Stick
Green Heron on Stick
Green Heron on Stick
Green Heron on Stick

Boynton Trail, Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
June 29, 2019

Green Heron, Times Three

I walked a remote trail this morning along an old rice field canal and was happy to see a number of Green Herons. They were pretty skittish and I most were rear end views.

Green Heron in Limbs
Green Heron in Limbs

The majority of them were down closer to the water but this one was interested in something happening in another tree.

Green Heron
Green Heron

This is the same Heron as above, taken from the other side of the tree.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Green Heron in Mud

The tide was almost out and this Green Heron was looking for a snack in the shallow water along the edge of the river.

Green Heron Stalking Mud
Green Heron Stalking Mud

I missed the catch but captured the meal being swung about.

Green Heron with Fish
Green Heron with Fish

Then, instead of eating the fish right away the heron took it for a walk.

Green Heron with Fish
Green Heron with Fish

He kept right on walking into some reeds at the edge of the river, out of my sight.

Green Heron with Fish
Green Heron with Fish