Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Green heron

A green heron (aka green-backed heron) skirts the pond one morning.
The tire jumble used to be submerged for fish hatchery purposes.





85 comments:

Giga said...

Ona jest śliczna, tylko na co ona liczyła stojąc przy oponach, a może chciała Ci się tam schować ;-). Pozdrawiam

Gail said...

Beautiful bird...we have Blues and boy, can they eat their weight in fish and frogs!

Tim James said...

What a stunning bird. Its plumage reminds me a little of the colours and markings of what I imagine is one of its food staples – a frog. Lovely shots.

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE these birds!!

Ellie said...

That's an attractive looking bird.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh he's special too; great snaps, really looking like he's enjoying these environs.

Fjällripan said...

How wonderful looking bird!

Desiree said...

What a lovely little bird! And PLEASE may I have all that beautiful wood??? I just know it would look so much nicer in my garden :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He looks very busy.

Deb said...

great photos.....nice visitor...

Bruce Clark said...

As I have said in the past, you sure do you get a wide range of birds down there. Great shots.

Roan said...

I'm in awe of your bird photos. They never stay quiet long enough for me to get my camera focused.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Very cool looking bird. Good captures on the photos.

Sandra said...

that poor little green heron is thinking what happened to all the fish? pretty bird, sad that the tires are showing.

missing moments said...

He's wondering where all those fishies have gone off to! Great shots!

Lynne said...

Amazing photos . . .
(Have I said that before?)
Love the wood backdrop . . .

bailey-road.com said...

They are such cool birds to watch! Great captures!

SweetMarie said...

Nice photos. Wishing you more rain!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

He really blends in with his surroundings.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

such beautiful, small birds!

as far as i know it can be difficult to see as it stands motionless waiting for small fish to approach, but it frequently announces its presence by its loud squawking.

i guess, that little green heron is thinking what happened to all the fish?

Sharon said...

Is the pond all dry now? He does seem a bit puzzled...

Buttons said...

He certainly is a pretty boy or girl(?) I love the texture of the tree stump I know I was supposed to notice the bird but the tree stump is awesome. Sometimes I am different. :) B

Woody said...

It looks perplexed. Where's the food and water??!!

I like the pattern in the feathers on his chest.

Jill said...

Poor pretty bird. Looking for goodies and none to be found.

Debbie said...

beautiful....but where's the water??

Amish Stories said...

I was just passing by and thought id stop to say hello. I'm checking new blogs today, and i hope you folks are enjoying the fall weather like we are having here in Pennsylvania. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon county.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

With the Texas drought are you seeing the birds looking for more fish and frogs? I hope those tires are flush with water and fish in the near future. What a struggle you have on your hands.

Montanagirl said...

I'll bet he's wondering where all the water went. Nice series of a beautiful bird!

latebloomerbuds said...

Pretty bird, pretty bird. Like his green eye! Margie

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Polly Wolly wants some water, momma! Where's the water? I'm amazed you still have wildlife hanging around still and they've not moved on to other parts of the state in search of it

Pricilla said...

He looks hungry

Samantha said...

Gorgeous shots ..love the heron against the bark.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shots...you have a good eye...he/she really does blend in with the surroundings! I would have missed him/her!!!

Lucy aka Roeann said...

The first time I ever saw a heron was in Florida. They really can be strikingly beautiful with those long legs. (I'm really just jealous.)

Karen said...

You always have such neat bird visitors. This guy is pretty well camouflaged!

Furry Bottoms said...

I must say... you've got a keen eye!!

Hilary said...

Beautiful collection. They're usually such shy birds.

Farm Girl said...

I think they are so interesting looking. I wish I could get one to come back here again.

MTWaggin said...

What a cool bird. I'm amazed how small he is as I'm used to seeing the great blue herons.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

We used to have a dog that when these green herons let out their obnoxious squawk it scared the dog.

stardust said...

Green heron is a beautiful bird. It is smaller than I thought. It looks merged into the color of the surroundings – to be one with the nature.

wayside wanderer said...

That is some bill on that bird!

Springman said...

A great fly by capture! Thanks for sharing!

Hound Girl said...

wow I cant believe how he blended in with the tree trunk - so cool!

Sylvia K said...

Always love your up close and personal shots of the birds! This one is a beauty and he does fit in well with his environment!! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Candy C. said...

He just kinda blends in with the bark on the trees!

Gillian Olson said...

This little guy is so well camouflaged, great pictures.

Robin said...

T, great shots! These guys are pretty elusive so it's nice you got some decent shots of him

Evelyn S. said...

This species must be smaller than other herons....not that I know much about any of them! ;-)

Joop Zand said...

Good pictures again....nice bird.

Lasse said...

That was a new one for me. I´ve not seen this before, and I don´t think we have it here in Sweden. Thanks for showing. Have a great week!

Manzanita said...

Nature is so clever the way it designs each bird to blend in with it's background. I always love your natural settings.

Martha Z said...

You must be very patient, the ones around here are quite shy.

Bob Bushell said...

A beauty never had it so good, brilliant photography.

EG Wow said...

Cool shots of the heron. I won't be seeing any of them till next spring. Boo hoo.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

LOVE the tree bark!! OH, and the little heron too....i didn't realize there were herons so small!

it's sad to see the tires which are usually submerged...STILL no rain???!! phooey!

Paula said...

Thanks for always sharing your pretty pictures with us.

Gary said...

Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love these birds! Your wading birds don't have much water to inhabit these days.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wow, so many shots of this elusive bird! I can't get over how he blends so well with his surroundings.

Felicity said...

What a lovely little friend - and thanks to Daniel I now know the difference between an Egret and a Heron.

Happy day!

PS: Baby Hughie was at work here and I'm puffing hard to send him your way.

Barbara said...

Lucky you! I've only seen one of these around my pond... ever! Great captures!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

He's quite small -- well, smaller than I thought. Lovely little bird. :)

pattisjarrett said...

Great photos. It must not have minded getting its picture taken.

mountain mama said...

long beak he has! great shots!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a splendid looking Heron, fun to see!

mick said...

Great photos of the heron and interesting the way it was using the tree as an observation point.

Michaele said...

He really does look neat with all that wood.

Coloradocasters said...

Vibrant colors! I have never seen the green version before. That bird looks hungry. Exceptional photos as usual.

Kay said...

I've never seen a green one. I've seen night herons and blue herons.

Kay

Gone Country said...

I haven't seen the Green Heron before. Thanks for sharing!

Chatty Crone said...

Again beautiful bird - but the amazing part is that you see these in the mist of a picture.

sandie

Barb said...

What a cool series of shots!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Really great shots of that Green Heron. I know Herons are quite special for you as they are to me. They are gorgeous birds! Have a tremendous day tomorrow!

heyBJK said...

What a great looking heron! We have green herons here, but I don't see them often. It looks small compared to a great blue heron.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! They are very adept hunters and fishers. Fisherbirds?

Christian said...

What a stunning creature - not something that we can see here.

eileeninmd said...

I love the Green Heron, Great sighting and photos.

Breathtaking said...

This is the first Green Heron I've
seen.Just love the photos on the wood pile..

Louise said...

They're so different from the Blues. But, equally beautiful in their own way.

Pat Ulrich said...

nice captures of a very cool bird!

Margaret said...

It is amazing how he just blends in! Wow.

... and I think I missed to enter my name in the dawing! How could I have missed that. You are so talented! I will be sure to keep an eye out for the next one.

Tammy said...

He's awesome! so jealous :/

Larry said...

Aren't Green Herons just amazing birds to watch? Great shots of this normally secretive bird Theresa!

Rose said...

These are great shots...the last one is my favorite.

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