I saw my first ever green heron the other day, and since then I have learned alot. I will share a few of the things I know about them with you.
Unlike the green heron's larger relative, the great blue heron, the green heron stands only a little over two feet tall, while the great blue heron boasts a height of about 3 feet. The green heron seems to have high intelligence. Green herons are know for using bait to lure in prey. A green heron has been known to use bread and insects for bait, dropping them in the water so that when a fish or frog comes near to eat it, the heron darts out with lightning speed and catches the fish-frog and then proceeds to eat it.
While I was watching the green heron, it caught three fish in about five minutes. Here is a photo I took of it:
Just below I posted a video I found on 10,000 Birds of a green heron doing just what I mentioned above: Using bread for bait to catch a fish. Pay close attention at the 1:30 section.