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"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Green Heron Study

The Green Heron is relatively small bird for a heron.  Adults usually average 17" (44 cm) in length.  Its coloration allows it to blend into the surroundings and it is often overlooked by the casual observer.  I usually see them  with their necks pulled tight against their bodies...



Today I was fortunate to find one grooming in the sunlight of early morning.  I was in shadows and I don't believe it knew that I was nearby.  After all, would you go through these contortions if you knew someone was watching you and taking pictures?..









If you are lucky enough to spot one, take a moment to quietly observe its behavior.  You might see something interesting.










1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bird. I recently posted a set of Green Heron pics on my blog. They are a great bird to photograph - they seem to be less skittish than other, larger Herons.

    Matt

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