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butorides virescens

  1. Green Heron

    Green Heron

  2. Green Heron

    Green Heron

  3. Green Heron

    Green Heron

  4. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    I realize this could look like an image with artificial lightning during capture or post processing. Neither is true, completely natural light. However, as I took this image sun was behind me and rain was starting from the opposite direction. Lucky draw except for the extent I got wet ...
  5. Tailless Green Heron

    Tailless Green Heron

    It seems to me that this bird shown even less tail than usual, probably due to molt. I never got completely convinces whether there was a second bird up in the trees.
  6. Green Heron

    Green Heron

  7. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    Green Heron (Butorides virescens virescens)
  8. Looking for Signs

    Looking for Signs

    Little did he know, the sign this Green Heron was looking for was right beneath him
  9. An Awkward Turn

    An Awkward Turn

    A Green Heron executes an awkward turn to see what the hubbub is about when a Snowy Egret squabbles with a Tricolored Heron
  10. An Attention Getter

    An Attention Getter

    A young Green Heron perks up and stares at the camera after hearing the shutter fire
  11. Green Heron

    Green Heron

  12. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    The green heron is a small heron of North and Central America.
  13. Green Heron

    Green Heron

  14. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    From a distance Green Herons look all dark. In better light they are deep green on the back with a rich chestnut breast and neck. The wings are dark gray. Juveniles are browner, with pale streaking on the neck and spots on the wings.
  15. green heron

    green heron

    these beautiful little herons are amazingly well camouflaged
  16. Green Heron.jpg

    Green Heron.jpg

    Green Heron (Butorides virescens virescens)
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    Green Heron with dinner that it just caught
  18. Green Heron & Canadian Geese

    Green Heron & Canadian Geese

    Junior led the way for the geese and the rest followed through the heron's fishing area.
  19. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    This Green Heron put on a show for me while we waited for a dolphin tour. I have several photos of him that should turn out great!


    I posted one earlier of a Green Heron and Snowy Egret facing each other. Here is one of the Green Heron as he was hunting fish and frogs along the pond bank on Friday. The area has some trees and shrubs.


    These two beauties were sitting across from each other at a inlet to one of the ponds.
  22. Green heron with a little pot-belly

    Green heron with a little pot-belly

    This adorable, very small green heron (only stood maybe 9" tall) preened when talked to, but really loved whistles.
  23. Green heron 4-28closeup.jpg

    Green heron 4-28closeup.jpg

    This one was small - even for a green heron. It was completely unafraid and preened as I talked and whistled to it. It allowed 20+ pictures and was still standing there as I paddled away. (There are some real advantages of birding on a kayak!)
  24. Green Heron 7177 2.jpeg

    Green Heron 7177 2.jpeg

    Green Heron
  25. Green heron showing its hidden neck

    Green heron showing its hidden neck

    The short, stocky looking little herons that seem to have no neck at all, reveal that they actually have quite a long neck hidden inside those feathers when they perch on a branch or reed over the water and stalk a fish