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Photo of lava heron

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Like a sculpture, this lava heron (Butorides sundevalli) was motionless while intently studying small fish being swept by the receding tide through a small channel between tide pools, near Darwin Beach on Tower Island. It darted forward to catch a wriggling silvery fish.

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Learn about lava heron natural history

"Gloaming—the sky holds
the still pale grey of a heron, watchful
among the tide-pools of the shore"

Kathleen Jamie The Heron 2002

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