Young Green Herons
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Young Green Herons have streaked breast pattering, which helps them hide from their predators until they have learned all the survival skills. Nature has many schemes to protect young and immature birds and animals. Most often it is plumage camouflage, but other protection schemes include young being odorless to avoid leaving any scent. A bird is at greatest
risk during its earliest days of existence. Green Herons winter in Florida but these little guys were found in spring near Bobcaygeon, Ontario. They scan vigilantly for anything moving in the water and, like the Great Blue Heron, are patient fishers. Green Herons usually take refuge in trees while waiting to resume hunting.