Friday, July 27, 2012

Exposed: Green Heron


Although quite common around wetlands and creeks in our area, Green Herons seldom expose themselves to photographers or birdwatchers.  The most common sightings of them are when they suddenly flush from the thick brush and just as quickly drop back into it after a short flight. 

This time I was the one concealed in the thick foliage when as a green heron hunted the marsh.  A few minutes before these photos were taken I was able to observe this bird catch and swallow a good sized bullfrog however intervening leaves prevent photography. 


With neck extended the appearance of the green heron is strikingly different than when it is pulled tight against their body as seen in the image below.

 


  

10 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Coy: Wonderful captures, I've been able to capture them an the lake and in trees. They look wonderful in the marsh.

Sharon M said...

Great photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh WOW! These are superb images.

Eko said...

Hieno on 'saalis'...
Onnittelen...!
Minulle täysin tuntematon uusi tuttavuus.
Mukava tutustua.
Tervehtien Eko
Suomi/Lapland/Kuusamo

Kerri said...

WOW! The feather detail in that last shot is absolutely amazing!
Well done!!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific captures of the Green Heron. We only ever see the Black-crowned Night Heron here, and the Great Blues.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente trabalho....
Cumprimentos

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful photos, Coy!!

Elaine said...

Wonderful series!!

Chris said...

Magnificent Coy and the last shot is wonderful and my fav for sure! Such a sharp and close image!