Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018

Location: Vero Beach, Vero Beach Wetlands

I am a Green Heron.
I can be confused with a Bittern.
But I hold my beak horizontally,
Which makes me easier to discern.

The Bittern has a similar color and shape,
But he holds his head vertically.
When he stands among tall grasses and reeds,
He is almost impossible to see.

(Trust me, there is a Green Heron here on the left side of the picture. He is facing right. Click through to enlarge the picture, and look for the horizontal beak.)

Photo and text © 2017 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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