MrBirdnerd identified my mystery bird from Punta Cana. It’s a Green Heron. I had so much fun photographing it that I’d like to post a couple more pictures. Now, Mr. Smarty Pants, is it a boy, or a girl? 😉
This heron was at home on the grounds of the resort. With a full time bakery on the premises, the staff stocked boxes outside with day old bread. Guests could feed fish in the ponds , parrots on the deck, even the turkey in the back. on top of that, the staff gave the animals feed or seed as well.
So, if this heron is so accustomed to using humans to get a meal, why was it so shy? I suppose I should be glad that it hasn’t been domesticated. We interacted but never crossed that barrier. It was great fun trying to get into picture taking position before it flew to the next pond over and the chase would start all over again.