Green Heron

The Green Heron is a “solitary and secretive” heron.  A smaller, heron-looking, bird caught my eye as it flew down the Alsea River and ducked quickly under the willows.

Green Heron
Green Heron

I got the binoculars out to see what it was.  The drizzling rain and dark cover made it hard to see.  So I zoomed in as far as I could and snapped a few shots; not knowing for sure if I was even aimed in the right spot.   The auto-focus sometimes focuses on the rain so that added to the challenge.

But, sure enough, my friend Shawn/US Fish & Wildlife, and an Audubon Master Birder (Rebecca in Seattle) confirmed that it is a Green Heron!

Green Herons are one of the few birds who use tools to catch fish.  Read more here: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/species/birds/bitterns_herons_egrets.asp

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