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Green Herons

Green Herons (2) in willow tree – can you see them?

By: Pat Coate

While visiting my father-in-law in Virginia we saw a family of green herons in the willow tree near his pond. The sequence of three pictures shown here move from distant to close-ups. The close-up photos are of an immature green heron, identified as such by the streaking on its neck.

Immature Green Heron

Closer view of immature green heron

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4 responses

  1. tom:
    i saw something like this out in michigan a few weeks ago and didn’t know what they were.

    23 August 2012 at 7:23 am

  2. Tom

    In my experience with the human species, it’s usually the immature who are streaking, too.

    23 August 2012 at 9:49 am

  3. Love green herons – I think it’s partially because they are so much more skittish than the larger herons and that makes them all the more interesting to see.

    24 August 2012 at 10:55 am

  4. Great shots of those herons. You must have been at the right place and at the right time to get these awesome shots. Great respect to your photography, sir.

    17 October 2012 at 2:23 am

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