These majestic birds love to hang around the beach waiting for discarded fish or bait from fishermen. One of the funniest things to see is a heron is raiding the bait bucket of a fisherman who is not paying attention. The guy is usually up to his waist in the water and the bait bucket is on the shore. If he forgot to cover it, the heron will eat it all before he notices.
Heron are really tall birds, about 4 – 5 feet, but they usually only weigh 5 – 6 pounds.
I’m just short for my weight; I wouldn’t be overweight if I was 9 feet tall.