|Green Heron fledgling|
|Showing off his stubby wing feathers|
Green herons are quite a funny heron. The first one we saw was in the typical crouched position with his neck tucked in. And the next time we saw one, we saw it with its neck fully extended, and we were astonished! "Could this be the same bird?!?!" we wondered. And we quickly found out that it was, and we've been entertained by this funny little heron ever since.
|He kept falling asleep... Awww...|
|What a fuzzball!|
This little fuzzball here was all on his own, it appeared, when we found him. I recall it being a bit breezy, and he was just clinging on to dear life onto the delicate branches of this bush. But he held on strong even though he looked so fragile. We watched him for what seemed like an hour, just mesmerized by this almost so-ugly-he's-cute baby. This may have been one of the first baby birds we encountered after becoming birders.
|Showing off the typical Green Heron stance|
The last photo is of another baby Green Heron that seemed to have a little more gusto as he was venturing out on his own and strutting about, feeling that stretch in his neck! We didn't relocate these fledglings afterwards, but I'm sure they stuck around the pond, stealthily lurking about as Green Herons do.
|Strutting his stuff!|