Little Greenie In Action
Yesterday evening we were watching this green heron fishing in the salt marsh during low tide. Green herons are compact, active, and very intelligent birds that are also quite skilled at hunting down a meal.
After stalking a fish near an oyster clump, the excited heron quickly rushes out of the water with it’s catch. The idea of bringing the fish onto land is that if the little greenie were to drop his fish (and they often do drop them) the fish will not be able to swim away, and it can still be picked back up and swallowed down.
I saw this green heron catch four or five fish like this a short amount of time while several egrets, blue herons, ibis, and wood storks in the same area were still going for their first!