Monday, June 19, 2017

Green Heron

Hello,

The Green Heron is one of my favorite herons, I am always happy to see one during my walks and outings.

The Green Heron is a small heron, with a green-black cap, greenish back and wings and a chestnut neck.


Their bill is dark and long with a sharp point.






These are photos taken at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Florida, but I do see this bird in Maryland during the summer months. I hope you enjoyed my photos.


Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

70 comments:

Nancy J said...

My Gosh... he is wearing a feather cloak, truly amazing.

Francisco Emanuel said...

Muito bonita esta ave.
Um abraço.
Autografos Futebol

Nancy Chan said...

You captured good photos of the Green Heron. Have a happy day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fantástica esta sequência de fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas as fotos e o olhar desse pássaro! Ótima semana! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It is certainly a cutie! YAM xx

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. Have a very nice week.

Tom said...

...cute little fellow.

Stewart M said...

Very nice looking bird - I have a very similar one for WBW in a couple of weeks.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda Gross said...

Lovely photos of the green heron!

Florence said...

Oh, he is such a beauty!! We see them occasionally here and I am always struck by their gorgeous plumage. Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Good day Eileen, he is lovely. I do so enjoy learning about different birds and animals. It makes it so much more exciting if I ever see one and I know just what it is. It's like finding a treasure that you don't get to keep. Hmm, if that makes any sense. Ha! Enjoy your day.

September Violets said...

We have the green herons here too, and they are my favourite herons as well. You got some beautiful photos of him, and you can really see his green colour in the feathers on his back. Have a great day :)
Wendy

HoneyBeeHelps said...

That Green Heron is gorgeous . Beautiful captures .
I've only seen the Blue Heron out on the cranberry bogs here .
I must check and see if Green Heron are only native to certain areas .

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

The Green Heron is so beautiful, and very pretty photos!

Happy Monday, and enjoy your week ahead!

Gordon said...

Do you know Eileen I think that is a gorgious little bird, I've always called it The Little Green Heron. I remember filming and photographing one down at the Palm visitor centre down in the everglades.
Take care, and thank you, Gordon.

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful bird and not one that I usually see here.

Karen said...

A beautiful heron, and I like the cedar waxwing on your sidebar too. I love seeing the photos of birds I never see around here. Have a pleasant day.

Rose said...

Oh, I think they are gorgeous, too. I have only seen one or two around here, and that has been ages ago.

Cloudia said...

These are marvelous Eileen!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of thie fabulous bird. Stunning !
Best, Synnöve

D. Kissinger said...

I would NOT want to be on the business end of that beak!

Beth Edwards, VA said...

i wanna see a heron like this in our kayaking trip. i need to schedule that? wonder how? love those colors. ( ;

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic images of the Green Heron, well done Eileen.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What beautiful blend of feather colors he has. He looked very intent on hunting his food,

I found a Picasa download, Eileen--saved for another few years--whew! I really like Picasa's format and don't know why Google thought Google photos was better, It is not as user friendly for editing. Thanks for your help!

Linda said...

Gorgeous captures of this magnificent bird, Eileen! Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a glorious week ahead!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

The Green Heron is so beautiful.. great shots.. Congrats..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They have such beautiful coloration! Great photos as always! We don't see these very often on our walks. Hugs!

RedPat said...

We see them here too and the always thrilling to spot!

Charlene N.K. said...

Wow, that's really amazing! I hope I could see one someday.

Denise inVA said...

You got some brilliant photos of this beautiful bird Eileen. He truly is stunning. Great shots!

Linda W. said...

Lovely bird! I've seen these in our backyard pond before. Nice photos!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I too love the green heron Eileen...and, excellent photos....as always.

PS...the vehicle ferries at Port A ARE small, 'cause they only have to cross the ship channel. They don't go out in the bay or large bodies of water. Only about a couple of minutes to cross either way.

happyone said...

Beautiful coloring on the heron. Great captures.

Martin Kloess said...

You really found a good model. Great pictures.

The Yum List said...

Your first photo has so much character.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - you got really close. Lovely images!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, lovely birds, you have so many kinds, they are unknown to me... Have nice days ;:OD)

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful. Awesome pics.

Bill said...

Beautiful creature. We have a great blue heron living here on our farm in Virginia. We enjoy seeing it fly lazily by in the mornings, on the way to our pond.

Lynne said...

Well Hello There Green Heron!

Sussi said...

beautiful bird!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They're cool birds

Debbie said...

WoW!!! These images are stunning!! His little suit so perfectly outlined, the light, capturing his eye...these are just awesome, a real pleasure to view!!

NC Sue said...

Gosh what a beauty!
I hope you will come share your photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/tidying-up-nest.html. The linkup is open all week, every week. Photographers welcome!

William Kendall said...

If they migrate this far north in summer, they tend to stick to the countryside. Here in the city we do see the blue herons in rivers or the canal.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Your green Heron is quite unique, Eileen. He has odd feathers, and yellowish looking eyes. He almost looks like a little grouch, but very striking. I had a visit by two yellow-crowned night Herons last week, and did get some pictures. One of them got scared and flew away, but the other one enjoyed my attention. I hope to write a post soon and share some photos! I was so excited! Have a great day, Eileen!

Missy George said...

He's beautiful..love the coloring..great shots!!

Phil Slade said...

Super, super pictures Eileen. It's a long time since I saw one and I'm ready for another.

amanda peters said...

The heron is a stunning bird, great photos....
Amanda xx

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Nice shots of the Green Heron, he has such a neat look. I'm hoping to photograph one soon on Kentucky Lake. Happy Tuesday!

Our photos said...

Very nice !

amo sin blogg said...

Look at that beautiful bird !

Happy midsummerdays from Anne-Mari

Karen S. said...

Hello Eileen, I'm thinking this is a special heron as well. For me they are all a fine creature, not that I know their true name, but they are amazing.

Lea said...

Wonderful Green Heron photos! Love them!

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the green herons… and they have a look of Indian pond heron :)

Cat Lover said...

Hi Eileen, love when you do a heron post. They are one of my favourite birds. Lovely photos.
Take care.
Robin

Wandering Wren said...

For sure I always enjoy your photos, dear Eileen. It's the details that you get which are so amazing, just look at his beady little eye!
Wren x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic photos.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of the green heron. :) I have seen it twice on travels. :)

Les Fous du Cap said...

Belle proximité avec l'oiseau ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Eileen you have wonderful captures of him! :) I love to come here and see birds that I was not aware of until you showed them on your blog.

jandi said...

They are beautiful. I especially love their eyes.

Alexa T said...

Beautiful and interesting colorful birds, indeed! These are not native, in here. I think i said that previous, but it is always a delight to observe and admire such cute birds. Especially to see them from so close.
Many thanks, Eileen! And a lovely day and nice weekend, too! Alexa

Helma said...

Wow !!!! Great to see this green heron.
In the Netherlands we do not have a green heron unfortunately, but I really like him to see!
My compliments for these beautiful pics of the green heron.
Greetings, Helma

Lowcarb team member said...

Doesn't this bird have wonderful colourings.
They always seem to look so alert too!

All the best Jan

Suzan - said...

Reading backwards and went from Washington state to Florida!! Knew it as soon as I saw the spanish moss : -))!!
Beautiful shot of your green heron!! All of the water birds!!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Your images of the Green Heron are truly superb! He is sooo beautiful.:)

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful green heron photos Eileen....Michelle

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

perfect portraits of one of my favorite birds of all time! I only see them in Florida.