One of the smallest members of the heron family makes up for size by their vocal assertiveness and physical adjustments. Their accordion neck and exuberant crest will command attention from anyone that interrupts their daily routine. It is one of the few species of birds that uses tools to capture prey. It has been documented that these birds have found objects that look like bait and used those objects to attract small fish which they would ambush for food. This resourceful bird has also been observed swimming for prey like a swan looking for small fish. This life size etching is created with four copper plates, then hand-painted with watercolors.
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