Tag Archives: Green Heron

Green Heron Work Out

Water flow between impoundments at Black Point Wildlife Drive is controlled by culverts and some birds take advantage of the man-made waterflow to find food.

Green Heron
Green Heron

This Green Heron appeared to be defying gravity as he leaned over for a peak,

Green Heron
Green Heron

pulled back up,

Green Heron
Green Heron

then finally took the plunge.

Green Heron

Through this exercise his feet hardly moved despite the algae covered cement he was perched on.

Green Heron
Green Heron

For a very small reward:

Green Heron
Green Heron

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Green Herons

Several Green Herons were sitting around a pond with the early morning sun highlighting their beautiful colors. The first one had the most elegant surroundings, dripping with Spanish Moss.

Green Heron
Green Heron

This one was concentrating for hunting, but never left the branch.

Green Heron
Green Heron

This perch didn’t look like much to me, rather high off the water for fishing but this Heron defended it from another who wanted to at least share the space.

Green Heron
Green Heron

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Green Heron Sit-In

This fellow was a stand out on a small island in a city park with twenty or more juvenile and adult Green Herons.

Green Heron
Green Heron – click on photo for larger view

He wanted some Attention!

Green Heron
Green Heron  – click on photo for larger view

When there was no response he took a break and perched in the water, something I’ve never seen a heron of any kind do before.

Green Heron
Green Heron and Reflection  – click on photo for larger view

Green Heron Runway Strut

Like a model on a fashion show runway back and forth this Green Heron went on slightly submerged log. His colors were brilliant in the morning sun.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Right, left then turn, with a sharp eye on the water.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Duckweed isn’t the best backdrop for a fashion show, but the Heron didn’t seem to mind.

Green Heron
Green Heron

Of course the object of the Heron’s runway walk wasn’t clothing sales, but lunch!

Green Heron with small catch for lunch
Green Heron with small catch for lunch

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