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Saturday, July 20, 2013

New Bird Visits Our Yard


I was looking out our computer room window when in the distance I spotted a strange shaped bird with a long neck sitting atop of a tree !  I said to Papa hey look at this bird way over there . I tried to see it with my birding binoculars but he seems to like to hide behind branches . Then he moved closer to our tree just behind Papa’s work shop ! Papa got his camera out and was able to get photos from inside as it is raining out there !

green heron (1 of 5)

I was able to identify this guy with my book of Ontario birds . A Green Heron ! Now it is very strange to see him in our tree in the yard  as the river and woods surround our area . Maybe he wanted to join the party of birds in our yard feasting in the rain !

green heron (3 of 5)

Green Herons stand motionless at the water’s edge as they hunt for fish and amphibians. They typically stand on vegetation or solid ground and they don’t wade as often as larger herons. In flight these compact herons can look ungainly, often partially uncrooking their necks to give a front-heavy appearance. Green Herons live around wooded ponds, marshes, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.

green heron (4 of 5)

  Quite the lovely bird as he sat there checking the area out ! I love the challenge of spotting and identifying birds in hopes they stick around  for one of us to get photos of them .   Great shots of him Papa even as he kept hiding behind branches and would pop out every now and then !

                   Another bird species to add to our collection of birds visiting our back yard !

                                        Until next time , hope you have a good day !

                                                       Thanks for Popping by !

                                                       Country Gal


Terri said...

Great capture- I am surprised to see him in a tree!

Buttons said...

Wow that is unusual to see them in a tree in a village. Great capture. B

ZielonaMila said...

Great observations of nature, beautiful pictures:) Regards

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

How wonderful to have a green heron visit your garden. We've seen them but only by the bay.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So happy for you! Awesome shots.

Jane and Chris said...

I thought it was a bittern.
Jane x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What great pictures, and how lucky for you to have spotted this fun visitor!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Great capture of this bird. Margaret

Pat said...

It's always exciting when a new bird comes to visit. Glad you were able to get a shot of it!