Herons of the Texas Gulf Coast

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.

 

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

 

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron

 

Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Herons of the Texas Gulf Coast”

  1. We, too, in Maine experience those herons. Did you ever see the one that returned to the pond at Eastward every summer? On my walks I would just stop and study their habits and their reactions to ducks that also visited that pond. Again, great photos, Michael!

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