Little Green Herons can sometimes be tough to spot. With their dark greenish wing feathers, they can easily blend in with their surroundings.
But if you look closely enough, you can spot this little heron wading around the edges of ponds or lakes, or hanging out in adjacent shrubs. You might see them intently focusing on hunting for little fish as they walk in shallow water.
“The Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species,” AllAboutBirds.org notes. “It often creates fishing lures with bread crusts, insects, and feathers, dropping them on the surface of the water to entice small fish.”
Here are some of my favorite pictures of Green Herons I have taken, starting in January 2023.