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Green Heron (immature)

Butorides virescens


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.")


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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1 Comment

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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