This season's first Green Heron was a great photo op. He was a very cooperative bird, as most are not, and seemed to not be bothered in the least.
The Green Heron is one of the few tool-using birds. It commonly drops bait onto the surface of the water and grabs the small fish that are attracted. It uses a variety of baits and lures, including crusts of bread, insects, earthworms, twigs, or feathers.