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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. There were 3 of us trying to capture this little guy as I moved around to see if I could see him better he jumped up right in front of me. Captured at The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful sweetheART a fab fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • many thanks Val

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 3 years ago

    this is so beautiful Kathy,gorgeous bird and nicelly captured!

  • thanks so much Edyta

    – kathy s gillentine

  • andy551
    andy551over 3 years ago

    Great Work very beautiful !!!!!

  • many thanks Andy

    – kathy s gillentine

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous bird and a great image Kathy!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Nice capture Kathy,hope your well.

  • thanks so much, all is good, hope you are well

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Jay Morgan
    Jay Morganover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous bird green herons are one of my favorite. Excellent capture.

  • thank you so much Jay

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Janone
    Janoneover 3 years ago

    Pin sharp close up.
    Very well captured, Kathy.

  • many thanks Jan

    – kathy s gillentine

  • imagic
    imagicover 3 years ago

    Magnificent Kathy – perfect focus and a good light.

  • thank you Jens

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Great capture Kathy!

  • thank you Chris

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Kathy! wonderful detail! :)))

  • thank you Kylie

    – kathy s gillentine

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