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2010-01-22-Wakodahatchee

A Green Heron hunting Mosquitofish.

When the Heron is close to the water, like it is here, it simply hangs on to the branch with its feet and extends to the water to catch its prey.

When the distance to the water is greater, the Heron dives at the fish and then quickly returns to its perch to down its catch.

2010 by Peter Schulz