Green Heron Perched On A Dock Line

Stepping out, looking around and then down from my balcony, I spotted a delight.

Photo opportunities like this make for happy dances!Β  Β πŸ’ƒ


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Green Heron



The Green Heron is about the size of an American Crow.

In North America, the Green Heron is the smallest of the heron family.


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Green Heron



Turning around ever so slowly……


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Green Heron



….giving me the hint a launch was forthcoming.


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Green Heron


The past six weeks we’ve had several Green Herons fishing daily from the dock braces at the water’s edge around the creek.Β  One day, I could count five in my view.

Which means…..more of my favorites of the striking Green Heron to come.Β  πŸ™‚



52 thoughts on “Green Heron Perched On A Dock Line

  1. Great shots Donna! At my old home we used to photograph Green Herons At a local Wildlife Refuge. They were always fun to watch and photograph! Usually they were quite active!

  2. I like these guys! They are cool to photograph. they can pose so static that you can shoot at slow shutter speed and will come out perfectly sharp. Great captures, Donna. πŸ™‚

  3. Eric spotted and captured a Green Heron while hiking along our creek. They’re super shy and flighty out here, so very hard to photograph. Yours is beautiful. That last shot gives a hint of why someone named this bird a GREEN heron… it’s the closest suggestion of green I’ve ever seen.

    • Thank you, Gunta, I couldn’t help spooking this one, as soon as I saw him, he saw me and said “I’m outta here!” It was a fast few seconds. I do love the dock lines in my cropped shots, but I bet Eric’s creek shot is a much better habitat photo! πŸ˜‰

  4. Great pics….this is the beauty of WordPress, we get to see birds, bees and everything else that we don’t get to see in our own countries. Herons we get but not Green Herons πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, David, I so agree! These little herons are adorable and can stretch their necks pretty far, I’ve got shots of that long neck in some other ops I’ll be sharing. πŸ™‚

  5. I love the Green Herons! They’re so expressive and so photogenic ☺️. These are all great shots – love the inflight shot. They can be tricky to catch in flight.

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