Tricolor Heron posing in the beautiful sunrise light. Viera Wetlands
A juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron.
Tri-color in breeding plumage
A Green Heron in the dawn light at Viera Wetlands, Viera, FL
Tricolor Heron portrait
Green Heron, Viera Wetlands. 2017. A five frame HDR.
A mature Black Crowned Night Heron with nice tassles.
Green Heron, Viera Wetlands
A little Visene would take care of that eye.
I know I left under here somewhere...
"this is my grumpy look... are you intimidated?"
Tricolor Heron. Shark Valley, Everglades.
Tricolor Heron. Merritt Island NWR.
Tricolor Heron fishing. Pottsburg Creek.
Tryin' out the new wheels.
I don't normally post series, but I really enjoyed this fishing series. This happened at Sweetwater Strand in the Everglades.
Just like a Great Blue... the Green is the ultimate in patient. Sitting... staring... waiting for the perfect moment.
When something interesting presents itself, he leans forward slowly with fantastic muscular control in his legs.
It's amazing how far off center this bird can hold his position.
Finally, he launches himself like a dart into the water. He rarely misses.
With fish under control, he jumps back to the branch to enjoy his lunch.
Greens have a nice crown. I guess he's excited about his impending meal.
Down the hatch!
And now, to fluff off the water. Flexible neck!