Tag Archives: fishing

Poems for Boys (and Girls) Fish and Other Questionable Things for Dinner

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In checking my facts with that irrefutable source – Wikipedia – herons eat a number of aquatic creatures – fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic insects. I don’t know why I felt the need to bother as most of my poems are nonsense.

I make things up!

But it has given me the chance to use my new word. Mr. Heron had an ichthyic dinner. Compliments of Multifarious Meanderings in One Fish, Two Fish? Dead Fish: Goldfish.

I also happened on this incredible photo. I’ve never seen herons do this. Have you?

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Black Herons holding wings out to form an umbrella-like canopy to hunt under. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Egretta_ardesiaca_i.jpg

Poems for Boys (and Girls) The Batman Bird

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Have you wondered why a bird that dives for fish for a living has feathers that get waterlogged so it can’t fly? It doesn’t make any sense or does it? A cormorant’s lack of preening oil – which makes water run off a duck’s back – makes them speedy underwater and better at fishing.