Green Heron Diet

By Steve Reisinger, certified Texas Master Naturalist

photo by Steve Reisinger

This Green Heron was successfully stalking fish in shallow water.  I was surprised when it moved stealthily up onto a dry bank with apparent resolve—no fish up there!  But then I realized what it was after. I now know that Green Herons have a varied diet, and will consume, in addition to fish, invertebrates and insects. Dick Klopshinske identified the dragonfly as an Eastern Pond Hawk.

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