Do you see any green?
Neither do I but this is a Green Heron. They usually show a dusky blue back and brownish purple face and neck.
I’m told that they do have a green gloss in good light on the neck and back. I searched the internet to find a photo showing this.
I did find this one but suspect that Photoshop has had a hand in the processing.
I found the heron on a log in one of the ponds at Marie Curtis Park.
Green Herons are uncommon and inconspicuous and are usually found along tree-lined or tree-covered streams and ponds.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
There were other herons here as well.
Though the breast is not uniformly orange, this is an American Robin. The breast will eventually lose the spots.
dew swings on a leaf
aversely slips, in comely pond
ripples shatter moon. – Haiku
Well–the WATER is green!
No matter. It’s great to see this “Green Heron”. But it sure is a bit of a mystery, that name!
A wonderful place, featuring a wonderful collection of Herons. Thanks, Miles!