BACK COUNTRY BY ROBERT ADAMS
This Green Heron [Butorides virescens] stands frozen while hunting little minnows in the crystal clear water. A beautiful stocky bird with its blue, green, yellow, gray and brown colors, it is seen mostly at dusk or dawn. Good hunters, unlike other wading birds, they are intolerant of other birds. These birds, which eat a wide variety of aquatic animals, use bait to attract fish by dropping food, insects or other small objects on the water’s surface.