These are classic Green Heron photographs. This is the type of place they love most to live and hunt. They live along the southern coasts of the US year round but they will travel to the northeast to breed.
They are not very big, around 17 inches (44 cm).
Night Heron and Green Heron hunt by having unlimited patience, some other Herons charge around like fools scaring up anything under foot.
Images taken in the ACE Basin.