In the last week, my husband and I have twice seen green herons at the
edge of our pasture, behind the house. Both times it was about 7 pm. The
first evening, there was only one bird, a young one, I believe. It tried
to land on the electric tape fence we have (it was not on), and provided
some good entertainment before it hopped up onto a more stable perch on a
fence post. The next evening, there were four green herons present,
hopping about in the trees. We do have a few small ponds in the area, but
I was surprised to see them in our hedgerow.