Normally when I see green herons they are very purposeful and busy sorts of birds. They can most often be found intently stalking the marsh area for small fish, shrimp, and other types of aquatic species.
However, I recently found this green heron taking a break from its feeding duties and enjoying a bit of early evening down time by relaxing on a conveniently located stump along the edge of the pond.
Wonderful picture Phil
Have a nice day
Thank you Sophie!
What a beautiful little guy. The coloring is fantastic (and you catch it so well!)
They are cute little guys, thanks for checking this out!
Un airone bellissimo che hai valorizzato con il tuo scatto!! Complimenti Phil!!
Sono contento che ti è piaciuto la airone foto!
Thanks glad you liked the little greenie!
Beautiful shot Phil.
I’m happy you liked it Jan.
Superb Phil! Such a handsome chap!
He is indeed a handsome chap, I’ll pass along your compliment if I see him again this week!
Perfect composition, Phil! Beautiful capture!
Thanks for looking and commenting Amy!
I never see Green Heron so bright in breast color. Is this breeding color or just the beautiful light? This is such a beautiful image.
They guy is likely in breeding condition and that is making him more vibrantly colored, and there was some early evening light falling on him which is a warmer light.
Thanks for checking out this greenie pic!
These guys have so much color, I wonder how someone settled on green. Great image showing off the beautiful colors, Phil.
These guys can really brighten up nicely when the light falls on them right, otherwise they can actually appear a bit drab.
This one is likely in breeding condition so that makes him look a bit snappier right there.
Hi Phil! Hope you and Alyce are doing fine. Lovely new additions since my last visit!
Hi Ammi! Great to see you here, thanks very much for visiting!
I have not been doing too great, it’s been a rough year so far.
Say hi to mum.
oh no, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope it improves, sending positive vibes your way.
Mum passes her regards to and sends her good wishes.
He’s a pretty birdie!
Very nice shot, Phil. An image depicting quiet contemplation.
Thank you Gracie that’s exactly what he seemed to be doing.
I really enjoy watching these greenies and their ability to use straw, grass or pieces of discarded food to lure fish. This heron looks decked out in his Easter finery! Your photos always inspire me to grab my camera and head outside to find that “special” shot. LOL – thought I’d captured a pretty good greenie last week until now. Back to the coast next week to try again!
I saw one drop a bug into the water to lure up a fish. They are smart birds!
This guy is dressed up very nicely indeed.
Glad you have been enjoying getting bird photos and the little greenies are fun to watch.
That’s a pretty philosophical look for a bird!
I was thinking the same thing! Looks like he has important matters on his mind.
He looks very pensive, Phil. Did you ask him what he was thinking about? Fantastic shot. 🙂
I believe I know what he was thinking… “Can’t I get two seconds of peace around here without some guy coming by shoving a camera in my face?!?”
Glad you enjoyed the greenie photo Sylvia,
What a beautiful little heron! You are so lucky, Phil, to have such gorgeous creatures to photograph! (And you do it so well!)
Thanks Maggie, we are always thrilled when we get a nice colorful visitor like this cute little greenie!
Thanks very much!
This is a cracker Phil love the colour of the green heron and the imbalanced pose on the stump and pose really works,
Thanks for the feedback on this Scott. My concern on this was that the stump was too prominent and in your face and therefore more of a distraction. But, it’s only one picture so what the hell… 🙂
Love his subtle coloring. He does look like he’s enjoying a moment of slam. The water is so complementary to him! 🙂
He is rather nicely colored and was certainly taking a break from the usual hectic routine. I also think he was enjoying his water view. 🙂