Thursday, May 18, 2006

Green Heron


This picture was taken in our back yard on May 15th, 2006. Also known as Little Green Herons, they are the smallest of our Heron family except for the Least Bittern. They are solitary in nature but may be seen in pairs particularly during mating season. They have a concealed nest in shrubs or low tree branches. We actually have a pair of them visiting our pond on a regular basis. We're hoping they will nest here and that we'll get a chance to see their young. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Linda & Ted said...

What a pretty bird Fred. Did you take this with you new zoom? I am envious. Have you built a blind in your yard?

Fred's photos said...

Hi Ted & Linda;
Yes, this picture was taken from a blind (a refrigerator both with a green tarp over it) at the side of the pond. I was using a 1.5 telephoto conversion zoom lens on my Panasonic DMC FZ20 camera which has a twelve times zoom. So in essence I have an 18 times zoom (630mm equivalent).

Fred