A favourite water bird to spot and photograph is the green heron. It is hard to choose which photos to share as we take so many of them. They can be found in lakes, ponds, and marsh areas.
I took numerous photos from different angles but they all turned out rather similar. I love the way the colouring shows up on this one.
The green heron is sitting on a plank of wood. Be sure to watch the short video further down in this post to see him walking carefully along, always watching the water for some food. They eat mostly small fish (minnows, sunfish), and the odd crustacean.
The eyes stand out as he/she stared intently at the water and surroundings.
The green heron is a short, stocky heron and does not have the long neck seen on the great blue heron.
Here is a juvenile green heron that we spotted down by the bay.
Do you have the green heron checked off your bird list?
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