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Bird Tweet of the Week: Green Heron

Image of a Green Heron

Photo from Flickr, RWD

The Green Heron is quite the handy bird and surprisingly, it is a species that has been documented using tools to fish. This bird will throw small objects into the water to lure the fish to the surface and then they will strike their target with their sharp bills.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday April 23rd, 2016.

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