(above) Green Heron by JT Norton These clever little punks forages most of the time by standing still or stalking very slowly at the edge of shallow water, waiting for prey to approach.
You should keep a closer eye on these feathered hunters since they are tool users. They will from time to time "bait," their prey by dropping feather or small twig on the surface of the water to lure fish within striking distance.
The do eat mostly fish such as minnows, sunfishes, gizzard, and shad. They will get tired of the same old same old and dine on crayfish and other crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs, tadpoles. Other dinner choices that are not off the "That will work!" menu includes grasshoppers, snakes, earthworms, snails, small rodents.