Sunday, September 7, 2008

Green Heron - a good fisher!



I think my hubby would like to pick up on the Green Heron's fishing skills. I watched this fellow snag 3 fish in under 10 minutes. Did you know that they will use bait such as bread crumbs, worms and insects to fish in shallow water and snag their small fish?

15 comments:

Jayne said...

So cool! I've never seen one, but have heard stories about their using bait to fish. :c)

kjpweb said...

Great shot! They got to be good! It's one of my favorites!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Nicely done, I shot one in a tree but never actually saw one fish. This is a super photo.

The Birdlady said...

Very nice job! They are really nice birds...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your presentation of this bird is magnificent. It really is nice. I was on a blog this morning that was absolutely stunning. The pictures were excellent but the presentation was, something like what you have done, excellent.

NCmountainwoman said...

I had no idea the herons used bait for fishing. Nice shot of this fascinating bird.

wendy said...

Oh wow! I have never seen one of these before! Nice picture!

Marvin said...

Great shot -- and I've learned my new thing for the day about the green heron's fishing habits. Guess I can go back to bed now.

Shellmo said...

Jayne - I just found out myself!

KJ - Thanks!

Fishing guy - Glad you stopped by. The last few times I saw him before he was always hiding in a tree.

Birdlady - me too!

Abe- many thanks! I would love to visit that person's blog that your mentioned had a good presentation of them. Do you have their site address?

NC - thank you!

wendy - this yr was 1st time I've ever seen one!

Marvin - glad I could provide a lesson today - :-)

MuseSwings said...

Maybe that's where my green heron has gone! I haven't seen him here by my pond in Florida lately. I was reading the comments - a little too fast - and saw that Fishing Guy shot a heron in a tree. After my forehead got all scrunched up I realized he meant with a camera.

Shellmo said...

Museswings -I bet the green heron loves your pond & will be back!

Leedra said...

This is a beautiful photograph of the Green Heron.

Jessica said...

Awesome photo. I'm envious of your water birds.

RuthieJ said...

What a great picture--that's one very pretty heron!

Bird Girl said...

Oh...gee -- I am so jealous! I would love to see a green heron close up! And watch him catch 3 fish in under 10 minutes - wow! You lucky girl! And NO...I didn't know they bait - very cool little fact. Thanks!