Tag Archives: Green Heron

Green Heron Up On A Limb

I heard a familiar chattering and spotted this Green Heron precariously balanced on a limb overhanging the dike.

Green Heron
Green Heron

He soon moved to a more secure location.

Green Heron
Green Heron

There were at least two other Green Herons in the vicinity and I’m not sure if they were trying to stay together or get some personal space.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Before long all three took off for the other end of the pond.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 5, 2021

Green Heron, Below My Feet

In contrast to Green Heron, Over My Head, Two Views sometimes I see birds below my level, from a boardwalk or dike. While not the head-on image we might prefer, this Green Heron was close enough for details of his gorgeous feathers.

Green Heron
Green Heron

He took some time to preen and inspect…

Green Heron
Green Heron

… scratched in itch…

Green Heron
Green Heron

… before flying to a nearby clump in the swamp.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Green Heron, On The Hunt

I’ve often spotted a Green Heron in this patch of reeds; a walking path winds along the edge of a pond providing an interesting, if dark, view of their hunting behavior.

Green Heron Hunting
Green Heron Hunting

These herons don’t have any problem snagging a snack from this duckweed covered water.

Green Heron Hunting
Green Heron Hunting

I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know what’s lurking around below the surface.

Green Heron Hunting
Green Heron Hunting

Here’s a wider view of this Green Heron’s hunting territory. Beyond these reeds the water opens up into a pond.

Green Heron Hunting
Green Heron Hunting