Green Heron by Dave & Trena Puckett

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Taken at Side Cut, Toledo Metroparks, Waterville, Ohio, USA

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS


From Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
A small, stocky wading bird, the Green Heron is common in wet spots across much of North America. It can be difficult to see as it stands motionless waiting for small fish to approach within striking range, but it frequently announces its presence by its loud squawking.

Adult Description
Small, dark heron.
Long yellowish legs.
Long, dark, pointed bill.
Long neck often kept pulled in tight to body.
Legs and neck long, but shorter than most herons.

Immature Description
Striped brownish on neck and chest. Back brownish with buffy spots.


  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Excellent, these guys are pretty elusive!!

  • Thank you very much Marvin! He was aware of us, but when we got closer he stood really still. Thanks again!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and great timing.

  • Thank you very much Andrea!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Well done, great capture of the Heron !

  • Thank you very much Trish!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • Todd Rollins
    Todd Rollinsover 3 years ago

    Great colors and details. Well done.

  • Thank you very much Todd!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 3 years ago

    nice capture Dave and Trena. They are pretty skittish birds around my part of the world

  • Thank you very much Dave! We have found the same here, but this one stood very still for us. He did not let us get too close though. Thanks again!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    magnificent capture, they don’t like to be seen by humans, lucky you

  • Thank you very much Kathy! This one stood really still, I think hoping that we would move on. But he didn’t let us get too close either. Thanks again!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 3 years ago

  • M.S. Photography/Art
    M.S. Photograp...over 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot,well done!

  • Thank you very much Margaret!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

  • ramraj
    ramrajabout 3 years ago

    Great Capture.. Sooo clear colours and details..

  • Thank you again Ramraj!!

    – Dave & Trena Puckett

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