Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Green Heron/Wild Bird

 Green heron (Butorides virescens) on a log in Tiny Marsh

This heron is patiently crouching with it's eyes focused to below the water. It's hoping to surprise a fish. No luck so far but...

 Bending down to catch a fish

a little later it captured this fish. Notice how in the first photo the heron's neck looked short and fat but in this photo it's actually quite long.

Eating the fish

Here the heron doesn't look green. But close up and in good light, it's back  is a deep green.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

37 comments:

Andy said...

Camera Girl, you are very patient to sit there and capture this trio of photos. It was well worth the wait.

Revrunner said...

Another bird I've spotted lately where I live but have so far been unable to capture on camera.

Giga said...

Świetnie podglądałaś ślicznego ptaka podczas połowu ryby. Zdjęcia są wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
You looked great on the lovely bird in fishing tackle. The pictures are great. Yours.

Buttons said...

Oh I love your action photos. B

NatureFootstep said...

great shots! Glad it snapped the food. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shots, you have lots of patience.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I imagine it's a constant search for food -- as humans we take that for granted. Awesome shots.

The Furry Gnome said...

Incredible pictures! I've only seen one once or twice.

Kerri said...

WOW!..... These are AWESOME!!! You've captured him in all of his Breathtaking Glory!! I LOVE these birds!

Judy said...

I have never gotten such a clear view of the green herons in the river!! I have seen a couple flying over, in the last few days...

Sandra said...

when I see these birds i always wonder why they are called green herons when I can't see green, but i must be in the wrong light since you said they have a green back. I saw a couple with 3 babies last week, and not a camera with zoom in sight... we don't see them to often, so it is a treat when we do

TexWisGirl said...

great shots!

Lowell said...

I know we have these down here but I'm not sure if I've ever seen one. Love that elongated neck...works well, too. The poor fish just swims along and figures that stupid bird has too short a neck to catch me and then, "Wham!", it's all over for the poor fish!

Lovely series of shots!

Jill said...

My gosh! These are fantastic!

Rose said...

Wow! What fabulous captures! They are fantastic.

see you there! said...

He looks so intense and focused. Guess that's what it takes to get a meal.

Darla

kelley jensen said...

I agree with Andy, you are so patient in getting the shots that tell the story.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love these guys. Not as much as the blue, but great captures!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Shammickite said...

mmmm dinner! I love fish, but where are the chips?? Terrific photos, you have tons of patience to get photos like this. And a marvellous camera too!!

Sue said...

What a cool-looking bird. It almost looks unreal.

=)

RedPat said...

I was up to the pond in Wychwood this week hoping to see one that has visited there other summers, but no luck. Great series, EG!

edenhills said...

This is a great series!

Stephanie said...

These are great, CameraGirl! And for your patience in capturing the green heron.

eileeninmd said...

Great series, the Green Heron is one of my favorite. Wonderful photos.

Carole M. said...

fabulous wader and great photographs

Kathy said...

I think this series of photos is a good example of the phrase "sticking your neck out"!

Jack said...

Cool, EG, I had the chance to take some photos of a green heron last winter in Florida, but your images are far better. I don't see them very often.

Michelle said...

Interesting! I have never seen a Green Heron!

Sandy Carlson said...

I love the color texture--not to mention the subject--of these!

Randy said...

Chubby little thing.

Daniel LaFrance said...

I agree with Andy, you're patience and photo-series is awesome!

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful capture...

thanks

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Terrific shots EG, it's quite fascinating watching the herons fishing .

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots EG. I have only seen one Green Heron and I think they are quite neat. Perfect that you caught him catching a fish. MB

Terri said...

Wow- fantastic shots!

Ken Schneider said...

Nice series of heron shots that illustrate its behavior.

Wally Jones said...

One of my favorite birds! Nice job capturing one in action!

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