Green Heron Success

Green Heron on the Floyd Farm

Sadly, the Green Herons have departed Floyd Farm for warmer climates. Why? I just installed a water feature in our back yard and was sweltering in about 10 minutes. Why am I sweating in December? Anyway, the Heron species migrate during the Fall and head to the coast. During our last visit out to the farm, I noticed they were nowhere to be seen. I do enjoy this sneaky, medium sized “water” bird. It is different for our area and their antics are a little strange. They will “low crawl” around the shorelines of the pond. They will sneak up on minnows and grasshoppers and then briskly walk-a-way upright as if they don’t care. Abruptly they will turn, get in the “low crawl” position and return to the waters edge. Green Herons are a great deal of fun to watch.

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Green Heron on Floyd Farm
Green Heron on Floyd Farm
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 1 September, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s

Green Heron Success
Green Heron Success
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 1 September, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Don’t let the photographs fool you. In the right light, they can cast a greenish hue.

Green Heron on the hunt
Green Heron on the hunt
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 1 September, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

The Green Heron gallery would not be complete without at least one capture of our friend in a low crawl position.

Green Heron in low crawl mode
Green Heron in low crawl mode
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
  • Taken: 1 September, 2012
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s

One thought on “Green Heron on the Floyd Farm”

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Watching this guy in action was very entertaining. He is a funny little bird and very quick. He must have keen eyesight to catch his prey the way he did.

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