Saturday, August 7, 2010

Camera Critters # 122 - Green Heron


I was out at Lake Hodgson fishing and saw a dark shape near the shore. I was really lucky to have it jump up onto a rock. It was a Green Heron, this is the small heron that I normally see in the trees and it is very good at camouflage. The coloring may fool you but it is a Green Heron for certain.
I was able to move in fairly close with the trolling motor to get these photos.

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29 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Green or not it's a charming critter! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Shey said...

Fishing does give us bounty in so many different ways like relaxation, nice scenery and an occasional glimpse such as this heron. Well, good for you! I've never seen one yet & I'm glad you shared this with us.

Happy weekend!

A Bear Sighting

Adrienne in Ohio said...

These are such pretty birds. So neat that you were able to get close, Tom!

imac said...

What shots Tom really great my friend, also your skies for sky-watch.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, nice sighting Tom, and great capture too.

KaHolly said...

Oh, how lucky you were!! I so seldom am in the right environment, to see a green heron would just make my day! ~karen

chubskulit said...

Love the last shot!

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cat said...

Congrats on getting so close! I find them very hard to capture well.

LadyFi said...

What a pretty bird! Good shot.

EG Wow said...

Oh my goodness! I would LOVE to see a green heron in the wild. Wonderful. FG!

we love LUNA said...

I have a question.There was a cute heron in the little lake, peaceful and well care, parking near my home.That heron seems to be happy there, but someday sundely my mommy Leia has not seem him anymore! :(
She is wondering what could have happened to him.
Is it possible that he has flown far away?
I love your pictures, adorable heron!
purrs and love
Luna

Jenn Jilks said...

I love green herons! Saw some in Ottawa before THE MOVE! Will likely go back and see some more at some point. Thanks for visiting!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love green herons! Saw some in Ottawa before THE MOVE! Will likely go back and see some more at some point. Thanks for visiting!

blog with no name said...

Did you try to take advantage of his fishing spot Tom? Them birds can lead you to good fishing sometimes...

Michael said...

Nice find. Very cool bird.

Tom said...

Nice Green Heron Tom- This is a bird that I've never photographed, I've just never had my camera when I encountered one.

Tom

Rose said...

How fortunate you were to be able to get these shots...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.Going fishing has some side benefits as well,like photo opportunities.LOL
blessings,Ruth

wenn said...

nice shot!

Willard said...

What a great encounter. We used to have a lot of them here, but seldom see one anymore. I do seem some of the larger ones, which I believe are the great blue herons.

In reference to the hawk on my post, that worried me too that I couldn't really see the red in the tail,but it is a very large bird. It is hard to tell from the pictures how large it is because there is no good reference point to compare it too, but it is as large as the biggest hawks one sees in this area. The old time Fulton County natives called them "mountain hawks", but unfortunately that is not a correct name, and it probably covered a few different species of the larger hawks. Actually I think they mostly thought of hawks in terms of mountain hawks and chicken hawks and I never heard of the smaller ones such as the kestrel when I was growing up.

Siromade said...

I like the first photo sitting on the mountain shaped rocks it's beautiful.

Tipper said...

Neat bird-I've never heard of them.

Carletta said...

I bet he was doing some fishing of his own. :)
Love the rippling reflections in the first shot as well.

Anonymous said...

I imagine how was it difficult..congrats
Grace Olsson

Luke Wiley said...

Nice pictures from your boat. he must be pretty used to humans if you could get this close!
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Craver Vii said...

Wow, that was very close. Perhaps a sign that there be fish in them-there waters.

George said...

These are great pictures of the heron. I hope you were as successful at capturing some fish as you were at capturing this heron.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Neato! I've never heard of the green heron, much less seen one.

Mel Cole of PA, USA said...

Oh My husband just found one at the side of the road near a swamp yesterday too. Too bad he was on his way to work though. I saw a green heron, it's small and has a heron beak and hump at the back. They make loud call though.

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