Green Herons at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 30, 2016

With a slower time of the year for birding, Greenfield Park in Milwaukee always seems to have something going on. I stopped in there this morning and watched a few of the Green Herons present doing their thing, fishing, preening or just hanging out. While observing the Green Herons today the ate small fish. These appear to be first summer Green Herons born in 2015. A few Great Blue Herons were also present today but no Black-crowned Night-Herons were seen. Images were taken on August 30, 2016.

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Green Heron

Binomial name: Buborides virescens

Category: Bitterns, Herons, and Allies

Size: 18” long, 26” wing span

Weight: 7 oz

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Preening

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Preening

With a feather

With a feather

Fishing

Fishing

Gets the fish!

Gets the fish!

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Scratching

Scratching

Fishing

Fishing

Scratching

Scratching

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing

Great Blue Heron with a Bullhead

Great Blue Heron with a Bullhead

Sneaking through the water looking for its next snack

Sneaking through the water looking for its next snack

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Just hanging out

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

6 Responses to Green Herons at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on August 30, 2016

  1. Annie says:

    Awesome, close up pictures, Jim. Looks like the Green Herons were just waiting for you to take more photos, posing each time. They are so real, one could reach out and touch them. Thanks again for sharing your find.

  2. Peggy Lison says:

    You rock Edlhuber!!! Splendid photos.

    Cheers from Peggy in Madison

  3. Thomas O'Malley says:

    Great quality series Jim.

    Love the Green Heron Spiked do!

  4. Sue Braunschweig says:

    I was wondering if the green heron is aggressive? I had a heron (not great blue) snap my fishing line and fly off with a bullhead Sunday in hustisford. Then he came back. Tried to get out stringer as well

  5. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    Such wonderful images Jim. You’ve really captured the spirit of this bird!! Congratulations!!

  6. Laura Wentz says:

    Beautiful photos Jim! They are my favorite heron. They’re so much fun to watch.

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