Saturday, April 12, 2014

Green Heron

Green Heron aka. Green-backed Heron
Berkeley, California, USA
Member of the  Egrets, Herons, and Bitterns Family
§A Battery of Herons§

~true bird fact~ This Green Heron is one of the few birds, and indeed few non-human animals, who use tools. Because his legs are not as long as some of his heron relatives, he mostly stays by the shore clinging to plants and branches. To make up for this shortcoming, the Green Heron goes fishing. He takes scraps of food or branches and drops them in the water to attract small fish and other pond dwellers. He's pretty clever, that heron.

Always so worried
Self-imposed isolationist
Keeps on top of the news, leaves comments on internet news sites
Wishes he could be young again

1 comment:

  1. Flies like it's just learning how to...