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The green heron is significantly smaller than the blue heron (16-20"), often times looks like it has no neck as it keeps its head very close to its body. It eats smaller fish, aquatic insects, and samll amphibians by waiting on a shor or wading stealthily. It has been known to place an object such as an insect on the water to attract fish to catch.

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heron, bird, green, aviary

Comments

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 4 years ago

    what a cool capture, barb!!! excellent…. but his head looks as big as his body… it that an optical illusion… or really the way he looks? a superb shot, my dear friend!! b

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 4 years ago

    He really IS that way! Thanks, dear friend! Appreciate your wonderful comments!

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Wow, I have these on the lake here each summer but have never been able to get a close up like this, Amazing work sis, like how its feet are buried in the sand.

  • Thanks, Byron….around here it is hard to NOT have your feet buried in the sand!!!

    – BarbL

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 4 years ago

    What an unusual little guy…great shot!

  • Thanks, Susan. There are times when he drops his head down and you can’t even see his neck! Very interesting little guy!

    – BarbL

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    I love these birds they are very colorful! Very hard to captured seem shy from the camera. Great shot !!!

  • Yes, they are very shy…helps to have a zoom lens! Thank you so much for commenting, karen…I really appreciate it!

    – BarbL

  • Sandra O'Connor
    Sandra O'Connorover 4 years ago

    This is amazing, what a strange looking bird.. I haven’t seen one of these before.

  • He is a smaller version of the Great Blue Heron….a bit more shy too. Don’t think they are native to Michigan but he was the first one I’d seen too! Thanks so much, Sandra!

    – BarbL

  • Thanks also for the Favorite…I really appreciate it!

    – BarbL

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

    wow……….. like a painting…. stunning !!.amazing. and how cool is the green heron

  • Thank you, Isa! He is really remarkable although a bit shy, as it turns out. I’d not seen one of him prior to this so I was happy with the capture! Thank you also for the Favorite…I really appreciate it!

    – BarbL

  • Brian Gaynor
    Brian Gaynorabout 4 years ago

    Great capture, Barb!

  • Thank you so much, Brian….

    – BarbL

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