Green Heron, also called the Green-Backed Heron, is the smallest of the Heron family measuring just 18-22 inches. Compare that size to the Great Blue Heron which stands 50-54 inches tall. The Greenie is the runt of the Heron family!What a delight to discover this small bird at Magnolia Cemetery recently. The
I guess the more you take pictures, you'll get a nice surprise now and then. I didn't see the Dragonfly when I took this shot. What a thrill when I got home, viewed my photos and, wow, found this shot! I liked this image so much I had a mid-size canvas reproduction made at Imaging Arts Gallery and Fine Art Printing on King Street in Charleston.
The Green Heron has a minnow in its mouth. Note its large feet.
I ran into another Green Heron just last week. My bird book says when alarmed the bird will raise the spiky black feathers on its crown.