December is our heron month. More common than the Little Blue shown last week, the Green Heron is another summer resident that winters in Central America and the Caribbean where some stay the year round. It, too, is becoming less abundant.
Herons have the same attitudes as human fishermen—patient, watchful, meditative. This species resembles them even more as one of the few tool-using birds, using floating scraps of food or feathers to lure small fish.