Green Heron

Do you have a significant other who enjoys that you love photographing birds, AND is quite obliging if it’s safe when you blurt out, “stop the car!” ??

I do and here is one of those instances.Β  πŸ™‚

I saw a perched bird….wasn’t sure what it was….but it didn’t matter….and the words flew out of my mouth.

The easy pull-over and my sprint back to the brush opening to the marsh provided this gorgeous photo-op of a Green Heron.

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A cool fact about this small heron, the Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species. It creates fishing lures with insects, twigs, feathers, and other objects, dropping them on the surface of the water to entice small fish within striking distance.

Smart bird!Β  πŸ™‚
And thank you honey for pulling over, this one was worth it!Β  πŸ˜‰

48 thoughts on “Green Heron

    • Thanks, I was very happy with the metal perch addition! I’m not able to attend the Space Coast festival this year, but I know of it and have it on my travel list, soon as we retire! πŸ™‚ Enjoy this year’s event, it has to be nothing less than spectacular! I’ll be watching for your photos.

  1. Wow, Donna, what a stunner! Thanks to you and your hubby for this one!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› What penetrating eyes! I’m so knocked over by nature every day, but your stuff really takes my breath away.

    • Wonderful! Boy, I do have some funny shots of my husband ‘patiently’ waiting on a walk while I stop to take some photos, got one of him laying on a picnic table, lol. He just chills most times. Or points out a bird! πŸ™‚

  2. These are one of my favorite birds! What fun for you getting these photos. My son has had a few of those “stop stop stop” calls when we go exploring. Thanks for posting – hugs

    • Thanks Beth, love hearing you do it to your son too! I’ve got my husband trained so well in stopping, he’ll even pull over if he sees a bird and tell me look look, get the shot, lol. πŸ™‚

  3. He’s really handsome and such a clever little chap, Donna. I had one in my backyard the other day, and took a photo which I was going to post for My Sunday Photo this week. πŸ™‚

  4. no significant other but I have a friend that I travel with and we both do this often. Just remember to pull over , out of the way.When you said he uses tools, I thought you were talking about the shovel he seems to be perched on.Great capture!

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  6. I can do you one better. I have a SO who loves birding. He spots birds I don’t usually see except for him pointing them out. Then I get to catch them with my lens. It makes it such great fun to share, doesn’t it? Very nice shot of a very shy bird.

  7. He’s a beauty, and you’ve caught wonderful images of him. You are the one who identified this bird for me in previous posts – I see these in our marina often.

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