Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Uncommon statewide along the edges of streams, ponds, swamps, etc. Green Herons are solitary nesters and do not nest in rookeries like many other species of herons.
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Big Cypress, Collier Co., FL
23 Dec 2014

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Eagle Lakes County Park, Collier Co., FL
2 Feb 2016

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Washington Co., NC
30 June 2006

This Green Heron nested in a buttonbush thicket in a canal next to agricultural fields.

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

When Mama Green Heron noticed us, she quietly slipped off the nest into the water, revealing 3 light blue eggs and one freshly hatched nestling! We quickly snapped a couple of photos and then left the area so she could return to her motherly duties.

Washington Co., NC
30 June 2006

Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Durham Co., NC
14 Aug 2011

Fishing in a pond in the Duke Gardens.


Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Outer Banks near Duck, Dare Co., NC
10 Nov 2012

Rare in NC in winter, this bird was a nice find during Wing Over Water.


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