This video is about a green heron in North America; catching fish with a piece of bread.
Green heron in Abaco: here.
- Common nighthawk, United States Bird of the Year (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Heron of a different color (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)
- In Search of the Great Blue Heron (opinionatedmiscellany.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Heron (judysp.wordpress.com)
- Urban heron (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)
- Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve (trekohio.com)
- Gulp! Hungry heron is captured on camera making a real meal of giant fish (dailymail.co.uk)
And us humans thing we are so smart. This is more than instinct. This is forethought and planning. Holy cow! Glad they don’t realize we are not too bright.
Hi Waldo and Valerie, thanks for your comments!
There are several more instances of birds using tools. Eg, Egyptian vultures use rocks to break open ostrich eggs:
NOT bird brained then!
How brilliant – thanks. We watch a heron on the local canal but I don’t think it’s seen your video yet…
Hi, thanks for the reblog!
Maybe the heron at your canal is a grey heron and thinks that it does not have to learn things from smaller green herons 🙂
🙂 keep up the great blogging mate!
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Most amazing film…
They’ve also been known to use insects for bait.
Hi, especially GREEN herons?
I just read about a grey heron doing that. It will be in a new post at my blog soon.
That new blog post is at
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How amazing is that!
Yes, green herons and other birds have more brains than the expression “bird brain” suggests.
So true – my Irish born and bred African Grey companion here is more than a match for my also rather brainy Border Collie (and me come to think of it ;-)). Love your blog btw, keep it going…
I will indeed try to keep it going … even if the Internet sometimes goes very S-L-O-W-L-Y here 🙂
Wow. That’s amazing. I watched as the piece of bread got smaller and smaller before he caught the fish. The only thing that I have seen a green heron catch is a frog. I have some photos of that encounter at my blog http://michaelqpowell.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/not-seeing-eye-to-eye/ . It includes one particularly memorable shot in which the frog is looking at the green heron after he has been caught.
Hi, thanks for your comment and link!
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