Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Green Heron, June 20, 2018

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 13, 2018
Green Herons, Butorides virescens, have a breeding range that covers most of the eastern half of the United States. In addition, there are breeding populations in northern California, Oregon and Washington State. They may be seen during migration in other parts of North America.

Green Herons are smaller than most other herons, and are easily overlooked when they keep their necks folded close to their bodies. But they look twice as tall with their necks extended!

Look for them standing along the edges of streams, ponds, lakes, marshes, and other bodies of shallow water. They eat small fish, crustaceans, snails, insects, and spiders.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. ...beautiful, I've only seem a Green Heron once. Thanks!

  2. Hello, I love the Green Heron. Great shots. Enjoy your day!

  3. Interesting bird. Not sure why its called green - didn't see that color in its plumage.

  4. I got to see a couple this spring. You got some great shots!

  5. They keep that neck hidden until needed! ;-)

  6. One of my favorite wetland birds. Your pictures capture it perfectly.

  7. Fabulous pictures of a wonderful bird!

  8. I wish we had this kind of heron, but we don´t. They are cool and beautiful too.

  9. We rarely see one of these but I know they are out there. Wonderful photos! And he DOES have a long neck...most of the time you don't realize that! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Great photos Lea! They're pretty herons. For sharing this post with us birders, I thank you.


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