I don’t like being crowded by other fishermen, and I don’t like other fishermen crowding my boat. This guy and I had something going on. It wasn’t necessarily in a bad manner. We had both arrived at this shallow, weedy spot at the 22-acre pond’s back. Or at least became aware of one another’s presence. Neither of us could claim it. We were not fishing in the same manner. We weren’t fishing for the same species.
We were still looking at each other. He out of fear, me out of fascination. As I was only observing, he had nothing to be concerned about. Okay, maybe I was just gawking a little. I am not a full-on paparazzi fan, but more than a casual fan. The green herons, which are smaller cousins of greatblue herons, are quite interesting birds.
This is not due to scarcity. The National Audubon Society says they are a common waterbird. They can be found in lakes, ponds, marshes, and quiet riverbanks.
The population is stable across the range and may even be expanding in some parts of the northwest. This range is already extensive. Imagine a map of America. Then, imagine the colors used to color the states. Only a few in the upper Midwest are responsible for the gap between the uprights. This is the only area where green herons can be found. Texas Birds
They are year-round residents in some areas along the southwest and southeast coasts. They are migrants everywhere else. They will be moving south soon, too. They pack up and leave in August or October depending on where they are located.
They are not ordinary for any of these reasons. It’s a good idea to look for one if you spend a lot of time around water, paddling, or fishing. One reason is the chance to catch them fishing.
The National Geographic Society states that many animals use tools. Orangutans use their boughs to keep away insects, while gorillas use sticks for raking. To break the current, elephants were seen dropping logs and rocks on electric fences. To get to the food in the sea otters, they strike rocks against mollusk shells.
This is how green herons think
The green heron is one of the few bird species that can use tools. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology says that the green heron often makes fishing lures using bread crusts, insects, and feathers. More
These lures are then dropped on the water surface to attract small fish. That’s pretty cool. Green herons also eat other foods. They will eat minnows, small sunfish, and gizzardshad.
They hunt in shallow water and usually
do so by wading in shallow waters. Sometimes, however, they may dive into deep water to hunt prey. Webbing is found between their outer and middle toes, making them decent swimmers. They are also fascinating-looking birds.
Cornell says that the green heron appears dark and stocky from a distance. It is often found at the water’s edge on its slender yellow legs, sometimes hidden behind a tangle of leaves. It is a striking bird, with a velvet-green body and rich chestnut body. The dark cap is often raised to a short crest.
One of my dogs nervously flicked his tail feathers, raised his crest occasionally, and I was able to see that he was showing just how tough he could be, should the need arise. Okay, I thought. I am content to just watch from a distance.
This is a good idea. Green herons won’t eat any… garbage. However, they do take it. Green herons are agitated and fly with what Audubon calls the Bird Web. This is a “know”
Cornell warns that Cornell’s
“scolding sound” is often linked to “a stream white defecation. It has been given such vernacular names as “fly-up the creek”, “shite-Polk”, and “chalk-line”.
It’s safe to say that it’s now bombs away. cautious. However, I will continue to look for green herons. What bird are a friend of a fisherman and a water lover? After all, we are kindred spirits.