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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

Green Heron on a Branch

A lot of vegetation at the edge of the ponds is thick and tall as we go into the height of summer, obscuring a good view of the smaller herons as they forage.

Green Heron
Green Heron

I was able to peak through some tall grasses at this Green Heron after he hopped up onto a dead branch hanging over the water.

Green Heron
Green Heron

I moved a little further along the path and the Heron took up a different position on the branch, and the water in the background took on a different hue.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Green Heron, Rippled Water

Before the Green Heron from my post On The Hunt found a hunting spot he posed on a limb from a falen tree sticking out of the pond. There was a light breeze and the water was creating a

Green Heron
Green Heron

Green Herons tend to be shy and I expected him to take off any moment.

Green Heron
Green Heron

From that stubby perch he surprised me and flew to a spot a bit closer to shore where he showed off his goofy head feathers and long beak.

Green Heron
Green Heron