Green Heron, Butorides Virescens (immature): Viera Wetlands; Viera, Florida
Another treat from the Viera Wetlands this past July was this Green Heron feeding among the lily pads. This young bird should do quite well, for I saw it plucking dozens of minnows from among the lily pads in about thirty minutes. Its raised crest is due to another juvenile Green Heron feeding in the same patch of lily pads. It did not like the competition.