Sunday, January 30, 2011

Green heron

Green heron, according to Cornell Lab, is one of the few tool-using birds.  They've been observed dropping bait (insect, earthworm, twigs, etc.) on the surface of the water then grabbing small fish that are attracted.  That is pretty cool.  This is a painting of an adult eyeing a fish, perhaps after dropping its lure.  "A balancing act", watercolor 16"x12" (Original SOLD at Lodi's Sandhill Crane Festival).

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