Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Green Heron Encore/Wild Bird

 Green heron (Butorides virescens) scratching an itch

Watching a green heron can be hysterical. This one was particularly funny, but I didn't laugh out loud because I didn't want it to know I was spying on it.

Still scratching

This is a continuation of last week's post, which you can see HERE.

 Crouching down looking for a fish

This is what a heron's rear end looks like when it's crouched down.

A more familiar angle for when it's crouched down

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

46 comments:

Terri said...

I love his do!

Nancy said...

He's beautiful! Love the natural surroundings.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous bird, and these photos make me smile!

see you there! said...

He was performing for the camera I'm sure. Great shots!

Darla

Sandra said...

i like the first two, they made me laugh and i love seeing the rusty colors in their feathers.

Jeanne said...

Great shots of this beautiful heron!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Now that's what you call a 'mohawk' haha! Excellent shots of the heron EG

TexWisGirl said...

they really do look quite crazed at times. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Good to see it from all angles. Margaret it is a bit bow legged on one of the shots!! Margaret

Sue said...

That bird is a crack up. The Ichabod (sp?) Crane of birds.

;)

Judy said...

These shots are just fun to look at.

Jill said...

He is very comical!

hamilton said...

I might have been laughing too hard to hold the camera steady. Great shots of him looking un-heron-like!

Karen said...

Terrific captures! He's really quite handsome!

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley photos of the Heron ,Nette

Findlay Wilde said...

I'm glad it didn't catch you watching, you might not have got all these brilliant pictures. From Findlay

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Comical yes,but fantastic as well.

Stephanie said...

He looks funny doing his thing, great shots!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Truly...picture post card perfect!!

Lowell said...

What a riot! This guy reminds me of the old Roadrunner cartoons! What a character. Don't know how you refrained from breaking out in gales of laughter!

Re your comment about the horse in the yard: I think you're right - it is one spoiled horse!

Andrew Fulton said...

Fantastic images of a beautiful bird.

mick said...

Great photos - very interesting to see such "birdy" activity.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh bow legged heron. So funny. You really got some neat pictures.

Regarding your comment about the barn--The road might not even had been there when the barn was built or maybe just a narrow dirt road. MB

Giga said...

Zdjęcia czapli są i zabawne i świetne. Pozdrawiam.
Photos are herons and funny and great. Yours.

RedPat said...

I love your bird pics!

Halcyon said...

I didn't know birds got itchy! Funny shots. :)

eileeninmd said...

He does have a funny "do" . Great captures of the Green Heron!

DeniseinVA said...

You have caught his comical nature. These photos are brilliant!

Jack said...

I am jealous. I have taken a photo like the last one, but the first three are very much different from anything I have seen.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is a comical bird I think. They seem totally different to blue herons.

Randy said...

I love his punk hairdo.

Carole M. said...

great photos of this heron; fabulous

NatureFootstep said...

ouch, almost felt sorry for it. Actually made me wonder how much nerves goes down their feet.

kelley jensen said...

great shots--that one of his back side and knobby knees is kind of comical.

Gordon said...

I think you have caught the character of this little heron very well, great shots.
Gordon.

Stewart M said...

Splendid shots - I like herons a great deal!

Cheers and thanks for the link to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kathy said...

He looks so different when his crest is all feathered out!

Monica said...

Wow! Fantastic shots of the heron!
:)

bailey-road.com said...

You certainly caught him in a few awkward positions! These are great.

Rose said...

Wonderful photos, EG!

Rose said...

Lorelei would love these, too...well at least if they were the real thing. She is always telling me, "Mamaw, come here!" "What kind of bird is that?"

She is already a bird lover.

Debra @ Homespun said...

oh the third picture...OH OH OH LOL!!!

edenhills said...

This is great! I love watching birds.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fun shots of this beautiful bird.

Nathalie Santa Maria said...

I love this Heron.

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