Taken at Side Cut, Toledo Metroparks, Waterville, Ohio, USA
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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.
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.
Striped brownish on neck and chest. Back brownish with buffy spots.