September 28, 2017

Green heron, Rondeau Provincial Park, Sept 2017.

Another shot taken from the pontoon boat. It was busy having a bath and I don't think it noticed the boat as we drifted in.

Butorides virescens 
Green Herons usually hunt by wading in shallow water, but occasionally they dive for deep-water prey and need to swim back to shore—probably with help from the webs between their middle and outer toes. One juvenile heron was seen swimming gracefully for more than 60 feet, sitting upright “like a little swan,” according to one observer.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Green_Heron/lifehistory

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