Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Green Heron, August 3, 2016

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 30, 2016
Green Herons, Butorides virescens, are smaller than most Herons and blend in with their surroundings. If I had not seen it fly, I probably would not have noticed it. Like other Herons they can fold their necks down onto their chests. The streaks on the neck mark this one as a juvenile.

They can be seen in the eastern half of United States from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and along the west coast of both Canada and the United States. They have been known to drop twigs or insects into the water to lure fish close enough for them to catch.

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  1. Love the way the Green Heron is stretching its neck in the 2nd shot

  2. I've only seen this little fellow once, what a treat.

  3. Hello!:) Love your Green Heron shots.:)

  4. What an interesting little bird! I rarely see herons of any type, probably because I live in a land-locked area.

  5. Great spotting, hardly ever see one.

  6. Gorgeous! I just love these pretty herons.

  7. A wonderful bird, and it posed very nicely for you.

  8. What amazing photos. We have them here but it's like you've said...very hard to see them or get good photos! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

  9. Hello, Lea! The Green Heron is one of my favorite birds. They can be hard to find sometimes, they blend in well. Great sighting and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  10. Smart fishing birdies!

    I don't recall seeing one, although I frequent the east coast meself.

  11. I love that it had its green crest raised some!! Pretty birds.

    Thanks, Lea, for stopping by to share and add your link to this post for the weekend.

  12. Nice! I've seen them down near the coast.


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