Fishing Herons

Last Sunday, I opted to spend the day at Wildwood Lake, in search of green herons. This heavily-trafficked nature park is just north of Harrisburg, PA. Green herons are extremely entertaining water birds. They employ several different hunting strategies which include spearing fish from a perch, stalking the shallows for frogs and minnows and, on a few occasions, they’ve even been documented using live bait (such as tiny insects) to lure fish in.