Green Heron

I’ve only seen a green heron one other time while out shooting but this past Saturday morning I had the pleasure of three.  Compared to other herons I’ve seen they are quite a bit smaller and stocky with short legs. There color is quite striking up close, with a green back, chestnut body and dark cap. They occasionally raise there crown feathers which to me, makes them resemble a kingfisher from a distance (of course Kingfishers are a lot different in reality).  Like other herons, they stand motionless for long periods, then strike suddenly, snatching their prey with there dagger like bill.  Click on an image to view a slideshow of a few shots I was able to get.

Christopher L. Nelson

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