Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
The Green Heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron found in North and Central America. They are commonly seen along the waters edge, standing very still, stalking unsuspecting prey beneath the surface. They have a wide variety in their diet ranging from small fish, amphibians, and insects. Even small snakes and lizards are fair game. Like most herons, they are an intersting species to watch as they move slowly and methodically to position themselves to catch their prey.