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Watch as a green heron uses an insect as a fishing lure.
Ever see the courting dances and rituals of great blue herons? Watch them build their nests? See them hunt and catch food? This video has it all — plus stop-action, high-resolution, close-up photographs of great blue herons flying, hunting, and landing. Great blue herons are the largest herons in North America. They’re huge birds with slate-gray bodies, chestnut, blue, and black accents, and very long legs and necks. In flight they look enormous, with six-foot wingspans. Adults have shaggy ruffs on their necks. Great blue herons hunt by standing silently along riverbanks, lakeshores, seashores, and wet meadows, waiting for passing [More]