Green Heron – Preening
I get a lot of enjoyment watching a bird preen its feathers. They do it so carefully, so precise. With their beak, no less!
Of course, preening is vital to a bird’s survival. It is a maintenance behavior where a bird uses its beak to position feathers, interlock feather barbules that have become separated, clean plumage, and keep parasites in check.
This beautiful Green Heron was really giving its feathers a workout. Out of the series I shot, I liked these five photos, three of which show the Green Heron cleaning a specific feather.
Green Heron preening
I think that last photo told me to move on…..which I did! 🙂