Green Heron

Green Heron at Sewells Orchard Pond in Columbia. This is only my second time I have seen a green heron and the first time so closely. I had seen one several days prior while observing the egret at Lake Elkhorn but was several hundred feet away. I was not intending on stopping here but remembered while driving to a different lake that a green heron had been tagged here on eBird several hours prior. I spotted it at the edge of the largest pond right as I started my search. I went back and forth several times following it to get some good pictures. It eventually flew off to the other side of the lake. I chose not to follow as it seemed agitated by my presence.

This has no post-processing and was cropped straight from the camera.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400mm on Nikon D5500