|"Skeow, skeow, skeow" goes the mystery bird.|
|How about now? Adult Green Heron|
Greenies lurk around the brushy edges of water, and quietly wait for a fish, frog, or some other tender nibble to swim by. Once they spot prey, they transform into an efficient dinner catching machine! Out snaps a long neck and in a heartbeat it retracts. Where did all that neck come from?
|Lurking - Juvenile Green Heron|
|He Spotted Me! Juvenile Green Heron|
|1st Summer (wing feathers are "outlined" vs spotted)|
|Adult (solid rufous neck, and more solid, rich overall color)|
I hope you will spot a Green Heron this summer, and if you're lucky he won't spot you first!
For more information about this neat wading bird, go to: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/id
I would love to hear about any birds you might find, or experiences you might have. Feel free to comment or ask questions on any of my blog posts. Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to enjoy.