Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Green Heron ABA Bird of 2015

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

I am featuring the Green Heron which has been named the ABA Bird of the year 2015. I am sharing various photos from my archives of the Green Heron..



I am happy to see that the Green Heron was chosen for the ABA bird of the year. It has always been one of my favorite herons..











Everything about this Heron is gorgeous, I especially love its colors and their eyes. I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos..

Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

70 comments:

  1. We have one that spends it's day in a swamp down the road from us. We started noticing it on our walks last summer. I hope he returns this year. They are fun to watch.
    You got some nice shots, Eileen. I never could "capture" ours.......

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  2. Good morning Eileen!!
    Wow!!Wonderful shots of the Green Heron !!
    Excellent shots and great captures!
    Lovely bird with nice colours ang beautiful eyes!
    Have a happy week!
    Dimi...

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  3. what a beautifully coloured heron, lovely photos

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  4. I think Green Herons are my most favourite bird of all! They are such characters!

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  5. I always think of a super hero when I hear 'green heron' (like the Green Hornet)...what can I say, I have an imagination. I'm a writer.

    Is this guy also called a tricolor, or is that a distinct species? I'm not much for names...but I click so many of these guys, I probably ought to know what they are (he thinks)

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    1. Hello, Yes, the tri-colored heron is a different species.. They are larger birds in height than the Green Heron. They are all pretty to see!

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  6. gorgeous birds. but what caught my eye were the lily pads ... too cool!! while we kayak .. i love taking their pics all the time. so so awesome!! ( :

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  7. Hi, Eileen. You really do find some wonderful birds to photograph. This one is very unique, and you are right...those eyes!

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  8. They're such pretty birds...as are your image shares Eileen.

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  9. I love the action in photo number 3, I only have a few photos of this green heron. 2 are almost identical to yours over the green slime pond and one is on a rope to a boat.

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  10. such cool birds! thanks, eileen!

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  11. This beauty deserves to be Bird of the Year. Lovely photos, as always.

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  12. such lovely multicolored birds!Great pictures!

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  13. These green herons are little beauties! On my families property we had two creeks bordering either side of us. We often saw the little green heron flying from one creek, across our field and down into the other creek. Good memories :) Wendy

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  14. Nice photos, especially your first shot! We used to have a green heron who visited the koi pond in our backyard.

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  15. you're right eileen, it is a beauty and a very rare sighting for me. i have only seen them a few times. they really show off some rich, deep colors.....you have an amazing collection of pictures!!!

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  16. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful picture of this purple heron, so we call it in the Netherlands.
    I love the first picture.
    Best regards, Irma

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  17. Such a handsome guy. Great shots.

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  18. Brilliant Green Heron images, I'd love to see one.

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  19. Oh my if only I didn't have to go to our Minnesota Zoo and hope to catch these views. Beautiful!

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  20. Hi, as a heron I have not seen here with us, here are silver and gray heron represented. Maybe I sometimes luck ..;-))
    Very nice pictures with a great background, one looks very much like to
    regards Frank

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  21. You got some excellent photos of the Green Heron. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  22. wow you are so lucky to get these great shots of the heron!

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  23. Boa tarde Eileen, todas as fotos estão magnifica e as garças são aves lindíssimas!
    Parabéns pelo seu excelente trabalho fotográfico!
    Abraços.
    Ailime

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  24. Oh wow Eileen, splendid shots!

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  25. Gorgeous shots! He's such a splendid bird.

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  26. He is a great looking bird and you got wonderful photos of him Eileen. Have a great week :)

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  27. Glad you shared the Green Heron with us. Wonderful captures of this super bird.
    Regards.

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  28. Wonderful images of this species Eileen.

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  29. I definitely enjoyed watching your pictures. Green heron is such a fine looking bird.

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  30. Amazing shots ... beautiful colors around it's eyes!

    Great week to you!

    Irene

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  31. They are an attractive heron, and you have some lovely images there.

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  32. Wow - you got up close and personal with the green heron, Eileen! I do love that shot against the murky green water.

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  33. Wonderful post. I love the Green Heron. Beautiful.

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  34. You got great photos of it too, Eileen!!!..:)JP

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  35. Pretty bird and you got some great pictures of him. I used to see these when I walked around the lake at my old place.

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  36. One of my favorites as well! Fantastic shots!

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  37. That is a fine looking heron - nice colours and pretty feathers :)
    Have a wonderful day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  38. they are beautiful and you have some wonderful images of him.

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  39. Herons are very interesting birds.
    Great photos!
    Lea

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  40. Such a handsome bird!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  41. Oh, I do think this is a great bird!

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  42. Beautiful images Eileen. Your Green Heron is very similar to our Striated Herons in Australia.

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  43. Great post. I love the Green Hersons also. They are beautiful birds and their coloring is TERRIFIC. Thanks for sharing such great photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  44. Beautiful photos! I also really like herons. Sometimes, they look a little grumpy though...

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  45. These herons have not seen is beautiful. Regards.

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  46. I love herons! They are beautiful in flight as well. Great shots :)

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  47. Hi Eileen, Great photos of the Green Heron. We have the Blue Heron here in the Pacific Northwest but I can't recall seeing a Green out here. I do believe the Green is more beautiful than the Blue. Thanks for sharing these photos. John

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  48. Herons are fun to watch. You have some great shots.

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  49. This great green heron. In the Netherlands we do not have this beautiful heron. We only egrets and blue heron. Really beautiful pictures Eileen!

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  50. Great shots of this beautiful Heron! Happy Birding Eileen!

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  51. Beautiful pics..I don't think I ever saw a green Heron..Thanks for sharing..

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  52. i love the green herons!! nice shots of them! my favorite...i think...is the fourth down. oh, but i also really like the third down...AND the first!! :)

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  53. I love this bird... It always makes me smile. Great pictures.

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  54. I fell in love with athe Green Heron in Costa Rica. Still love to see it :)

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  55. I do agree Eileen, everything about the Heron is gorgeous - your photos are so nice :D)

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  56. I hope to see this beautiful bird in person one day

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  57. They have neat coloring--I don't think I've ever seen one in this neck of the woods! Enjoyed your shots!

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  58. I too think they are a gorgeous bird. I hope someday I'll see one in person. :)
    Lovely captures Eileen! Have a wonderful week!

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  59. Oh I didn't know that. I love these smart fishers. I didn't see one on the pond last year, but hope they will stop by this season.. Great photos Eileen... Michelle

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  60. Beautiful photos of a beautiful bird!

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