Earlier this week I was watching this green heron fishing in the salt marsh. These little guys are such intense and determined stalkers of their prey which includes small fish, shrimp, and other aquatic species.
Although relatively small in size, the green herons have considerable appeal due to their brightly colored plumage and I always enjoy seeing one in action.
They are certainly colorful waders and fun to watch. Nice collection of images, Phil.
They really are pretty little birds Steve and fun to watch and photograph. Thanks much for checking these out.
So beautiful, like on the mirror… Fascinated me. Thank you dear Phil, have a nice weekend, love, nia
I’m very happy you enjoyed these green heron photos Nia, thank you very much for looking.
The colors of this bird are very beautiful.
Have a nice day Phil
It is indeed a colorful heron Sophie and I’m glad you enjoyed seeing it.
Hope you have a great upcoming weekend.
What a pretty bird. He’s smaller, and so cute. Very colorful. I enjoy the looks on their faces when they’ve found a treat! 🙂 His eyes are happy. It’s interesting to me how there’s a specially sized snack for everyone.
So true! They look very serious while hunting but then when they catch something they look much more joyful. Could it be because hunting for your food is a full time job for these birds?
There certainly is a perfect size snack for just about every size! 🙂
What a lovely bird! Super series Phil!
Thanks Adrian, they are cute fun little birds!
So beautiful, Phil. Those reflections are incredible. 🙂
I’m very happy you enjoyed seeing the little greenie Sylvia!
These are great Phil. Love the reflections.
Thank you Edith! They are really fun little guys to watch and photograph.
Ahhh…from yesterday’s abysmal fishing tale to today’s glorious success, this series makes the heart chuckle. (No gators, ‘ey?!) Effervescent colors, alluring bird, I sure wouldn’t look at a Green Heron the same way again. 😀
Well you have to figure every once in a while somebody has to catch something. 🙂 There were no gators around where this little guy was fishing. But green herons are quick little buggers so it would be super tough for a gator to grab one anyway.
Glad you enjoyed seeing this colorful bird in action!
Hey thanks Mike, appreciate it.
I love the GBH, the night heron, etc. but the colours of the little green heron – oh boy!
When the light hits them right they do brighten up nicely! Thanks a bunch Maggie! 🙂
Incredibile, non sapevo esistesse anche un airone verde. Grazie a te ora ho anche avuto la possibilità di vederlo con le tue magnifiche foto. Ciao, Pat
Sono felice ero in grado di mostrarvi questo uccello colorato!
Great reflections! Love that long stretch reflection.
They really can stretch that neck out nicely. They go from a stocky, compact bird to a long bird fast!
Was für ein hübscher Vogel.
Er ist ein hübscher Vogel! Danke für das Schauen!
So beautiful in breeding plumage. I hope to see them here soon. Lovely captures, Phil.
This guy was nice and bright for sure. Hope you do get some, they are fun. Thanks for checking ’em out!
Meravigliosa serie di foto, sei sempre bravissimo….mille complimenti di tutto cuore
Apprezzo molto le tue parole molto gentili, grazie
It turns out you can make up for size with colour.
Yes indeed, these little guys make the most of what they have.
Wow, the reflections! Lovely bird!
That’s really an awesome shot
Watching himself fish 🙂 Lovely!