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Going fishing!!!

I had photographed this bird a few days ago in poor light and decided to check if he was around in the good light. Striated Herons are usually very shy but this one lives in an area frequented by picnicers. I chucked him a piece of bread (knowing he was an angler) which he ran and grabbed and then promptly took it to the water where he placed it to attract fish!!!! If the tide moved it too far away, he would bring it back close and now and then he would move it a metre or two and then freeze and patiently wait. AMAZING!!!

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Taken on July 11, 2009