Green Heron are small herons. Solitary most seasons and often somewhat secretive. Seen in the open, it often flicks its tail nervously, raises and lowers it crest. It is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, chestnut body and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. I was fortunate the summer of 2020 to have a pair lay their eggs in my backyard. First I found two eggs on the ground, then they disappeared. Over the next couple of months I would see the parents in my backyard, catching lizards, catching insects and taking a bath in my spa. Did not find out where the nest was till after the babies were gone. It was in a prominent tree just outside my studio window. They had been sharing the tree with some nesting Wrens. The father standing guard.
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