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Green Heron (immature)

Butorides virescens

Description:

An immature Green Heron spotted in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual was stalking dragonflies ... unsuccessfully. The heron's hackles are raised in Photos 1-2, indicating it is either angry or frustrated. (The idiom "get your hackles up" means "to get angry.")

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

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1 Comment

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 9 years ago

Love the 'hair'!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 21, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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