Sunday, July 7, 2013

...part 2 of the hungry little Green Heron

Part 2: I had so many cool photos of this juvenile Green Heron, I had to break the post into two installments (click here for part one). The video at the end shows him catching another fish and licking his chops again...

Head-on photo of a juvenile Green Heron
Head-on shot of a juvenile Green Heron. 

Close-up photo of a juvenile Green Heron -- Ibis Pond Rookery, Pinckney NWR
The Green Heron hears my camera shutter and gives me the stink eye!







Juvenile Green Heron Fishing from Kelly Riccetti on Vimeo.


Photos taken at the Ibis Pond rookery on Pinckney Island NWR in Hilton Head, SC June of 2012.

p.s. We just returned from Hawaii (Maui). I hope to have a few photos of those cool birds up soon. 

24 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's too cool, Kelly! Nice camera work. Love how he licks his chops!!

Elaine said...

Fabulous shots, Kelly! Can't wait to see what you captured in Hawaii!

Sue said...

Love the pics, Kelly. You couldn't ask for better "posing" than that!

Kerri said...

Awesome as always! WOW!

Hilke Breder said...

Just catching up with you, Kelly. Superb shots and videos of a juvenile Green Heron in these two posts!

Roy Norris said...

You have taken some really super shots of this bird Kelly.

TexWisGirl said...

he's just adorable. congrats on the hawaii trip!

Guy said...

Hi Kelly

These are stunning photos and the video is great.

Regards
Guy

Frank said...

Definitely a little green 'poser'. Super shots and video Kelly.
I'm looking forward to some exotic offerings from Hawaii!

Janice K said...

I like those few wispy feathers on his head. As usual--great pictures!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh Kelly, That little Green Heron is gorgeous --and you got tons of great photos. I love all of his colors which you can see so vividly in your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful stills and video! Yes, I love how he licks his chops, too. His colors are just gorgeous.

Dave Lewis said...

Hiya Peanut!
Nice hair do on that kid!

Midmarsh John said...

Brilliant photos. It took me by surprise when it caught such a small fish.

Christopher Collins said...

Amazing photos! Really enjoy your site

Birding Beavercreek (and Beyond)

KaHolly said...

The video was stellar!! Hawaii? Oh, my, Kelly. What a lucky girl.

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Oh Kelly, each and every view is breathtaking! Love the video at the end too. Wonderful photos.

Banjo52 said...

Nice catch! Say, Kelly, way back in childhood, I read somewhere that some birds eat up to six times their own weight each day--their metabolisms are so high. Can that be right?

Appalachian Lady said...

Great photos. The heron is beautiful.

Kelly said...

Thank you, everyone!! This bird was spectacular. He was so patient and didn't mind me sitting there at all. I was tucked behind bushes and made no sound, so maybe that was why he was so tolerant. I really enjoyed watching him for so long.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome series of shots of the Green Heron, Kelly! Happy weekend to you!

Mary said...

Wow...what great close-ups! these birds are so cool.

Chris said...

Wow this is a wonderful post with magnificent pictures, just as the two previous ones... Mamma mia, wonderful Kelly.

Bluebell Woods said...

fantastic photos. Such detail and sharpness.
Janice