Sunday, August 05, 2007

Green Heron Spotted at Our Creek

Eddie saw this bird one day recently and was able to get a few pictures of it. They didn't come out really well, unfortunately. I've seen it a couple times, too, without a camera at the ready. But we think it's a green heron. These pictures don't show the color very well. Here's Cornell's info on the green heron.
From Cornell's site:
The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds. It commonly drops bait onto the surface of the water and grabs the small fish that are attracted. It uses a variety of baits and lures, including crusts of bread, insects, earthworms, twigs, or feathers.

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2 comments:

Johnjteeee said...

cool, the pictures aren't bad at all. I know it's hard to have a camera at the "ready" when the opportunity arrises. Nice to see that bird, I'd never heard of it before and interesting that it uses items to fish with, very good, thanks

Silvia said...

Thanks for stopping by! We're always looking around for new birds and reptiles around our house and on our private drive. It's fun to find a new one.