I captured these Heron photos along the Texas coast in and around Rockport, Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. I like to refer to Herons as “The Mimes of the Shoreline” because they have the ability to stand perfectly motionless just like human mimes for minutes upon minutes until an unsuspecting fish swims within striking distance.
Herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds with 64 recognized species. They are a widespread family of birds. They exist on all continents except Antarctica and are present in most habitats except the coldest extremes of the Artic, extremely high mountains and the driest deserts. Almost all Herons are associated with water. They are essentially non-swimming water birds.