Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Green Heron/Birding

 Green heron pose #1

Looking at the heron from this direction you are probably wondering why this is called a GREEN heron when it looks so rusty coloured. This bird's back is greenish...but it wouldn't turn around to show you.

Green heron pose #2

Here's another view but still not showing its back. Maybe next time.

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

57 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful portraits of this adorable heron!
Léia

Dianne said...

I like its fuzzy rusty parts :)
contrasts to its serious face

see you there! said...

Yes, I was wondering about the green in the name. I like that long pointy beak.

Darla

Sandra said...

I have only seen 2 of these little green herons before. they are amazing birds. i saw one sitting on the rope that tied a boat at the yacht club, he was diving and fishing off the rope. no, i don't have a boat, i was at the library in front of the club

Birdman said...

That beak is good for fishin'.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Ha, I always wondered why it was called that...I just never researched it to find out. Great shots of him.

Merisi said...

Great capture! He looks you quite defiantly in the eye, "What me, turn?". ;-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He may not look green from this angle,but he still looks real good.

Amish Stories said...

Very nice Camera girl and I think your camera loves you, and you it! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

Farida said...

How lucky of you to capture an odd looking bird that seems to be enjoying the lens :D

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope we could follow each other! Take care :D

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great captures. I didn't know there were green herons.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful bird, such an intense stare. I don't think I've seen one of these before.

LONDONLULU said...

Very lovely captures - I've seen only a few of these in our area, they really have a lovely green colour, especially when they fly by at eye level!

TexWisGirl said...

they are so blue on their backs but i guess blue heron was taken. :)

Lowell said...

Did you speak forcefully when you said "Turn around!" Herons won't do anything unless they know you're serious. They also don't do anything for shutterbugs who bug them.

Cute, though. Look at those claws! Remind me of the hands of one of my elementary school teachers! ;-)

Renae. said...

i really have to admire the sites of photographers. Have you seen my pics? Some have turned out pretty good, but I just consider them 'Luck!'

Jill said...

Such cool shots!

Paul in Powell River said...

A very good looking bird, but then most birds are!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The name does seem wrong, handsome chap though!

Gary said...

Nice capture of a beauty. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Buttons said...

Thanks Camera girl I am now convinced that is what I seen down by the swamp this morning about 7am. Now I do not have to wonder. Great shots they are beautiful birds. B

Mary said...

Those a great pic of a great bird. We do not have those where I live. Very nice.

RedPat said...

There is one who has lived in the pond in Wychwood most years but I haven't seen him yet this year. Super shots!

HansHB said...

Great photos, - lovely to see. A perfect bird post!

Rohrerbot said...

Nice catch!!! They are so tricky to spot. I thought the same thing when I first saw one....where's the green? It should be called the Mint Chocolate Heron:)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures!

Denise said...

Beautiful! What a handsome looking bird.

Deanna said...

Yellow eyes, green back, quite the colorful bird. Beautiful capture!!

mick said...

Great photos of the heron. I often wonder why birds are named after a color which is not easily seen on them!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful photos of this interesting bird! Love how the red seems to be like fluff hanging from its neck!

heyBJK said...

Oh, wow! Awesome shots! Those long toes are so cool!

Susan said...

Yep, I was wondering why it isn't called a Red Heron until I read your post. Darling little guy!

Naperville Now said...

that bird was totally posing.
(great shots -- love the garden post. sigh.)

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good capture!

Snowcatcher said...

I have never seen one, so I don't mind not seeing the green this time. Fun to see a new species to me!

Renae. said...

your comment made me chuckle. thanks!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Either side is great to see! :)

NixBlog said...

Great shots!

Stephanie said...

Splendid shots!

Joe Klein said...

And always thought herons were bigger. My friend's pottery business is called Blue Heron.

Judy said...

Now I have mostly seen the back view, as the heron is leaving...

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Green Heron Camera Girl! They are such cool birds! Love those feet!

Kate said...

Your photos clearly show the bill, legs and feet, and those fierce looking eyes!

Island Rambles Blog said...

that is an amazing shot of the green heron...wish I could see one...I had no idea they were a rusty color underneath..thanks for sharing this amazing shot...one of the best today!!

Rose said...

And it does look like it is posing for you!

Randy said...

Handsome.

Jim said...

Nice 'Rusty' Red bird find, Ms. EG. Best wishes with the 'Wild Bird' group.

Jim's Ruby Tuesday 2
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Stewart M said...

I like herons - I always feel that I have seen "something" if I find a heron.

Nice shot of the buff breasted version - that is what it’s really called!

Stewart M – Australia

PS: sorry about the lack of thumbnails this week – will get it right for WBW #3

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He's a beauty EG at least he was considerate enough to pose for this lovely portrait!

Roan said...

He probably thinks this is his best side. Now if it were me, he would have turned around instead of giving me a shot like these. I'm usually mooned by birds and other critters alike. ;)

Halcyon said...

Cute guy!

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures of this impressive bird!

Pat Tillett said...

Another thing I don't think I've seen before. We have plenty of herons around here, but not this type. Thanks!

Marie said...

He's just lovely! The first time I saw one, I was so surprised at his silhouette, normally noticing the long-legged more graceful herons and egrets. But, I came to just love him!

Yes, we are having an "adventure" discovering Tucson...but this isn't the first time we lived here. Back in the late 70s when our daughter was very small, we were stationed here and lived on the East side. My hubby was gone a lot, and because of the heat I mainly stayed close to home. We had a beautiful back yard (I will post some pics when I get my scanner hooked to the new computer in a few months--its on layaway, the computer, not the scanner!) Plus, I didn't have a decent camera. When we had a hummingbird nest right outside out back glass door, I got some AWFUL pictures! :-) Life is just very different now.

Liz said...

What a lovely Heron. Great captures!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a great looking Heron!!!

NatureFootstep said...

nice shot of this gorgeous fellow. :)

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