Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Green Heron

Who is that bird walking about in the bougainvillea? Why it's a green heron! In fact there is a pair of herons and they're building a nest in the tree beside our apartment in Barbados.

Green herons are a small heron that is familiar along the shorelines of lakes and marshes in Ontario but I didn't know he was a Caribbean bird as well. In Canada they are very secretive and difficult to see as they crouch perfectly still in the shadows waiting for a fish or frog to come near. But here they appear to be well-adapted to having humans around. So well that this pair will be raising a clutch of chicks right next door to us!