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Bearing Witness to Local Natural History-- from the wildness of Indiana

Friday, August 24, 2012

Green Heron

At another location here in Morgan County, I have been "working" a Green Heron. This wetland allows me to pull up and use my car as a blind. I just have to hope the heron will forage along the southwestern edge of the shallow pond.

I enjoy watching these shorter legged birds hunt. They crouch and then wait and wait and wait. When they move, they either move incredibly slowly or will run to where they see potential food. 

I admire the heron and egret family for their amazing patience and ability to stand in one position for a very l-o-n-g time.

A few Green Heron (Butorides virescens) photos to share:

All photos ©Joni L. James

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