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The Green Heron June 18, 2014

Filed under: Bird-Watching,Birding — Paula B @ 2:21 PM
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Have you seen this pretty heron?

green heron web image

green heron

They can be found across the United States, but are declining in numbers. 😦

My husband and I have spotted them at nearby lakes and rivers. They are harder to spot than the Great Blue Heron or the Great White Egret since they are smaller. They nest in scrubbier areas near the water’s edge while the Egrets and Herons make large nests at the tops of trees, which are easy to spot.

A great number of these beautiful birds have been discovered nesting in a marshy area in Louisiana.

Read more about this discovery in this Audubon article.

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