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annahavron
annahavron

Really liking the wetland trail downtown. Here’s a green heron!

a green heron perching on a dead tree branch

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@annahavron so cool!

odd
odd

@annahavron Never heard about a green heron before! Herons are one of my favorite birds.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@odd Not uncommon in the US (in the right habitat). Smaller and, well, greener than the more common Great Blue Heron.

annahavron
annahavron

@odd tried to get some better photos today; at least as far as my point-and-shoot camera will allow. I love herons too! I think this is a young one; lots of stripes and streaks.

annahavron
annahavron

@toddgrotenhuis Didn't you write about living near a heron rookery, or am I misremembering?

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@annahavron We haven't seen any nests, yet (though @JMaxB was giving me tips on spotting them up in the sycamores), but we get tons of great blue sightings and have had some green sightings, too.

Our rural acres include a couple ponds, a sizeable creek, & wetlands. The herons find lots of good hunting there. We've actually named it "Heron Haven".

annahavron
annahavron

@toddgrotenhuis that sounds idyllic! I grew up in very rural places and miss being able to wander through settings like that. @JMaxB that's news to me too re their affinity for sycamores; I'll look more closely in future

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odd
odd

@annahavron Nice! Love the silhouette.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@annahavron I can't say the herons have a special affinity for sycamores, but sycamores like to grow along streams, so they're perfectly placed for the herons. Incidentally sycamores were very common in SE Ohio where we used to live, much less so in upstate NY where we now live. I miss them.