Green Heron misses again!

Green Heron
Green Heron

Green Heron hunting for his breakfast

There was little activity on the lake at Montour Preserve yesterday, except for a couple of Great Blue Herons and this little Green Heron.  To my amazement, he let me drift quite close in my kayak where I was able to take over a hundred shots of him attempting to catch his breakfast.  When he thrust his bill in the water, I had been ready to click, but the lightning fast in and out of the water took me by surprise and I missed the shot.  What happened afterwards was downright funny.  He shook himself, looked rather miffed, and then resumed his stalking of prey.  If at first you don’t succeed…

Green Heron

Green Heron

Green Heron

Darn! Missed again!

Green Heron

Green Heron

OK, shake it off now!

Green Heron

Green Heron

Foiled again!

For information about the Green Heron, check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website, allaboutbirds.org.  Type in Green Heron in the search box of their Bird Guide.

Lauren Shaffer

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