Walks On Water, Heron

Walks On Water, Heron

Many of the birds out here have feet and toes that serve multiple purposes. Green Heron are one of them.

Walks On Water, Heron
Walks On Water, Heron

Large claws help with grabbing limbs and mud. Their wide toes allow then to balance on large vegetation in swamps.

Walks On Water, Heron
Walks On Water, Heron

Above the bird is walking across what looks to be water chestnut plants. All the while looking for prey either on the plants or in the water underneath.

Walks On Water, Heron
Walks On Water, Heron

The slightest motion and this bird can strike in an instant. Of course this happens just as my arm gets tired from holding the lens on him for long periods.

2 thoughts on “Walks On Water, Heron”

  1. I sympathize with your plight. I have found that the patience and endurance of herons often exceeds my own. 🙂 Nice shots of this Green Heron. I usually find that these little guys have more personality than their larger brethren, the Great Blue Herons.

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