Irresistible little fella

7B5F5D19-58A2-49C1-8C18-D50C0F3355AF_1_201_aI once thought the name of this bird was Little Green Heron because, well. . . . they’re so little, compared to all the large, tall wading Herons we see in the wetlands. As you can see by my Tag Cloud, I’ve written many blog posts about these photogenic Herons – they’re just so charming.

Clever, too!: “The Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species. It often creates fishing lures with bread crusts, insects, and feathers, dropping them on the surface of the water to entice small fish.” (All About Birds)

Click on this episode of BirdNote to hear more.

22 thoughts on “Irresistible little fella

  1. I love coming across green herons when walking our local rail trail which passes a swamp. They are smaller than the others but they certainly have a loud mouth when they want to. Lovely coloring too.
    And attitude, just look at this guy’s expression. I admit not a shot for everyone, but my favorite. 🙂

  2. You’re right about this little fellow. I’ve seen them fishing with a small lure, they are smart birds. I love to photograph them because they can be motionless for the camera. Nice shot, Carol. 🙂

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