Snagged One!

Yesterday evening I was watching this green heron fishing in the salt marsh during low tide. Green herons are small, stocky birds that slowly stalk the edges of ponds and marshes searching for minnows and shrimp. They will elongate their necks when striking out for a fish, then compact themselves again to eat their catch. This little heron was doing a fine job last night as I saw it catch quite a few fish! 

Green Heron Fishing in Salt Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in Salt Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in Salt Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in Salt Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in Salt Marsh

Green Heron Fishing in Salt Marsh

34 thoughts on “Snagged One!

  1. He’s a good fisherman. I’m impressed by how the wildlife in your area have food to eat still. It’s wonderful.

  2. I’ve never seen one of these around here. Perhaps I’m missing them because they’re so much smaller than the egrets and other herons? I’ll need to start paying more attention. Are they about the size of ducks?

  3. Great shots of the Green Heron-you captured some amazing details of the small bird. In the marsh that I visit, the Green Herons are just as likely to be picking frogs out of the water as fish.

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