Green heron (Butorides virescens)
If I had to choose a favourite bird to watch, I'd likely choose the green heron. They are colourful characters. And they are SMART, one of a few animals known to use tools such as bread crusts, string or insects to lure fish.
It's a small heron, a wading bird, frequenting swamps, marshes and streams.
Same heron in different light
Until this one, I had seen only herons with yellow legs. Apparently this is a variety of green heron found in Florida. Hey, it must have heard how great Canada is and decided to visit!
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE