Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Green Heron/Wild Bird

 Green Heron (Butorides virescens) neck outstretched

Late on Saturday afternoon a green heron flew into a local marsh to hunt for fish. Notice the focused look on the heron's face. In this position it caught several water spiders. Appetisers.

In a sunnier spot

Then it moved to a new spot.

Plop!

Feet still hanging on to the log, it bent head first and...

YUM!

it came up with a satisfying meal.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

39 comments:

Revrunner said...

An extremely effective and yet I can't help but think an also very silly way to dine. :-)

Mersad said...

Love the progression in the images. Very fun!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mo said...

And a lot of patience on your behalf to get these great shots

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Awesome catch! You and him, both. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm sure he is happy with his lunch! :) Adorable bird and your pictures are great!
hugs
Léia

OurJaipur.Com said...

Lovely Clicks, Have a Nice Day. . . :)

Lowell said...

These heron are so much fun to watch when they're fishing! In that first shot, it's hard to know where the branches end and the heron begins.

Super shots!

see you there! said...

There is something so elegant looking about a Heron on the one hand and then a sort of cartoon feeling on the other. I like them a lot.

Darla

Our photos said...

WoW1 Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

The Furry Gnome said...

Awesome pictures!

Buttons said...

WOW that is all I can say:) B

Sandra said...

a big smile for the diver on the stick. i like the water, the colors, the reflections and of course the BUTT

Rebecca said...

A prize for the photographer and the heron.

TexWisGirl said...

great shots of these somewhat goofy-looking birds!

Judy said...

This is a wonderful series of pictures!

edenhills said...

What great captures! I love the intent look on his face in the first shot.

Linda W. said...

Great shots!

Karen said...

Fantastic shots of this handsome guy!

George said...

This is a wonderful photo sequence, complete with cute commentary. I really like the light you've captured as well.

Pat Tillett said...

Both you and the heron showed a lot of patience. Very nice photos!

Gary Phillips said...

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've only seen them around playing a sneaky spy bird...NEVER seeing one catch a fish!! This is awesome.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! You have amazing pictures of this bird.

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Findlay Wilde said...

Sorry I didn't know mum was logged in so I had deleted her comment and then logged in as me. That big fish should keep the Heron going for a while, they are such good hunters. From Findlay

eileeninmd said...

Awesome series of the Green Heron fishing. It got a nice catch on the last shot. Wonderful shots!

Andrea said...

That's why we call you Camera Girl ... what an awesome series and I am so happy for the Green Heron. Appitisers and a full course meal ... can't go wrong :)So, what's for desert?

Andrea @ From The Sol

Stephanie said...

Great capture on the last shot with the fish in its beak.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a great set of photos! Well done.
I love the appetizer!!!

Randy said...

An expert fisherman.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome fishing shots!

DeniseinVA said...

Great close-ups of the Green Heron. He seemed to be having a wonderful meal :)

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Great timing-- I've never gotten one with almost the upper half of its body underwater. Good-sized fish, too!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, a shot with a big wow factor, The plop shot. Never seen anything like it before and you got the after shot as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

Dave said...

A very charismatic species, nice shots

Sue said...

Those colors are beyond gorgeous.

=)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful bird photos! This is such a cool little bird.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Great captures. Aren't those Green Herons just lovely birds to photograph in their element...love them~

Rose said...

I would love to get to see these fairly often....I have seen one or two but not close enought to get shots like this!

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