Determined Hunter

Last week I was watching this green heron patiently fishing at the edge of the marsh pond. Green herons are very determined and alert little birds. They constantly scan just below the surface of the shallow water, walking back and forth until suddenly they spot a fish.

Once a fish is seen, it’s quite likely to become a quick meal for this skillful hunter.

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in the Marsh

26 thoughts on “Determined Hunter

    • Well I appreciate the kind words and glad you feel these photos show his determination. Green herons are interesting and clever hunters too, they are one of the only birds that will use ‘bait’ to fish.

  1. Quite a stealthy guy. I really enjoy the coloring on the green. And him with his little snack, and his focused eyes, makes me smile!

  2. Phil, these are spectacular photos! The colors and reflections are simply outstanding! You outdid yourself this time my friend. This series is one of my all time favorites! Great work!

  3. Oh Phil, you have excelled yourself! These pictures of this beautiful little bird are absolute stunners! The reflections are perfection and the clarity ……!

  4. Beautiful Birds, and beautiful colors, having lived in the tropics myself, I never saw birds like this one, and some others with beautiful colors like that…you really have some magnificent pictures and beautiful shots where you are.

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