Just this week some of the green herons started to arrive, right on schedule. I always enjoy seeing these colorful and active little herons and many will begin searching for nesting locations.
This guy from yesterday afternoon landed right in front of me on a perch in the marsh pond. Then he flew back into the trees where I know there have been previous green herons nests, so this could very well be an advance scout!
Your bird photographs always astound me. They are beautiful! 🙂
Very nice of you to say that George, I truly appreciate it!
These are gorgeous – wish we had them nere
They are colorful and sort of stocky little guys.
Great captures, Phil! Thanks!
Glad you liked the little greenie!
I love the iridescent green feathers on their backs.
They are like the glossy ibis who look best when the sun hits them juuuuust right. 😃
Nice photo 🙂 beautiful bird!
Thank you, they are pretty little birds!
Wow! Look at the beautiful colors on that bird! As always, wonderful photography, Phil. Thanks for sharing and I wish you and your family a Hoppy Easter! ;o)
Thanks a million Mick and hope you and your family enjoy Easter!
The early bird gets the best nest! These little birds are simply beautiful! Thea’s first sighting and she loved it!
This one looked like he or she was picking out the best spot! Glad Thea liked seeing a new bird.
Impressive work, Phil.
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Dina, Klausbernd and our two Bookfayries Siri and Selma
Well I appreciate that very much and hope y’all enjoy your holidays!
Just love the colour of the feathers on the green heron. Great photos.
They are fun colorful birds! Thanks for looking!
Glad you liked seeing the stocky little greenie Pat!
Wonderful image of this Green Heron! These little fellas have started nesting in my area, and I just love watching and listening (!) to them flit from tree to tree.
They do have an unmistakable squawking call don’t they?! Their young are kind of comical in appearance as well. Glad you liked these pics!
Beautiful colors, he looks like a tropical bird or one you can have for a pet….love these pictures you send.
Maybe I should try scooping one up and bringing him home. Except the cat may create issues. 🙂
We get the green heron here too and I hope to see some in the coming months. The egrets and blue herons have arrived. I wonder how many birds were in your marsh before coming here? It is interesting to know they come from the south. Love your photos of them. They are often too far for me to photograph.
We are in a bit if a transition phase right now. Lots of these birds are likely nesting, somewhere. We are still waiting for ibis, wood storks, and little blue herons. I could have a three month wait still for spoonbills though. We did have one odd visiter last year in April but don’t expect that this year but ya never know.