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BirdNote: Green Heron

Copyright Gregg Thompson

The Green Heron forages on the banks of small bodies of fresh water. Relying on its plumage for camouflage, it perches motionless - body horizontal and stretched forward - waiting for small fish to come close.

This heron may use "bait" while hunting for fish. It drops a feather, a live insect, or a twig on the water's surface. Then it hunkers down and waits for unsuspecting prey to venture within reach. Clever heron! Be sure to watch videos of Green Herons fishing.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. 

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