Wordless Wednesday

Green HeronFrom my archives, a Green Heron (Butorides virescens), taken on a Florida trip in 2014

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62 Responses to Wordless Wednesday

  1. Vicki says:

    What a fabulous shot. Such beautiful feather colouring too.

  2. Anne says:

    This is a beautiful photograph.

  3. Karen Lang says:

    Wow! 👏💕🦅

  4. dawnbirdau says:

    I’ve never seen one this colour. Look at the intensity in the eyes! Nice!

  5. Beautiful bird, lovely photo!

  6. Nice portrait. They look kind of punky with their feathers puffed out.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Steve. They are cool, compact little herons. I’ve only seen one or two around here, one at Paradise Pond. Do you see them at the Quabbin or other ponds?

      • I’ve seen them at Poor Farm Swamp/Brickyard along the Norwottuck Rail Train off Station Road in Amherst. Great Blues and Great Egrets also. Here’s the most recent one from last summer. There’s no guarantee, of course, but they are a common visitor there. Heron’s and Egrets are fun because they stay so still quite often. I’m not much of a bird photographer but I always take advantage when they allow.

  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A wonderful capture Eliza, what a beautiful bird! xxx

  8. Irene says:

    Beautiful bird, wonderfully captured.

  9. Reminds me of myself when I first get up in the morning. Except the bird does look a little better. 😉

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a handsome bird

  11. Bela Johnson says:

    Beauty! Never seen one! ❤️

  12. Kris P says:

    Handsome bird! Coincidentally, my post this Wednesday also features a bird.

  13. David says:

    Beautiful shot. Great detail and color.

  14. That’s one handsome little guy. One thing we’ve noticed this year is the very small number of snowy white egrets we are seeing. I’ve yet to find out where they have all gone.

  15. arlingwoman says:

    What an amazing creature. I’ve never seen one in the feather.

  16. Spectacular, Eliza! ❤

  17. Dylan Hereford says:

    Super cool bird nice picture

  18. Wow!!! Gorgeous capture, Eliza!! Love this! Thank you! xo

  19. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous! Great capture of a beautiful bird, Eliza.

  20. Fabulous capture of a beautiful bird!🙂

  21. Robert says:

    Looks like he is sitting in the green rather than being green.

  22. Maria says:

    How funny it looks, great moment.

  23. I like to admire all the details of this plumage

  24. naturebackin says:

    What a fabulous bird and such an interesting colour. Herons have such an amazing intensity about them – well captured in your photo.

  25. Ruth says:

    Oh I can every single feather! WOW.

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