The tale of a White-faced Heron
The afternoon drew on and as I was feeling a bit peckish, I decided to walk among the Mangrove roots and see if any tasty morsels appeared. Being a White-faced Heron, the roots of the Mangroves didn’t phase me, my long legs and well spread toes made the task quite easy. You may wonder why I call these things sticking out of the mud on the shore line roots. Well this species of Mangrove has pneumatophores, a specialised root-like structures which stick up out of the soil like straws for breathing which are also covered in pores called lenticels. So lets go crabbing on the Brunswick River.
I strolled casually keeping an eye out for a snack.
Sometimes the Mangrove roots make you step a bit higher.
Oh look, there something was moving among the roots, I am sure. I better hurry
What!! I am sure it was over there
I was right. A tasty snack of crab.
Now just to position the crab in the right place.
Bugger………it’s got a hold of my bill.
Maybe if I can move this crab up a bit.
There. Now it has let go I can perhaps get it just so.
Crab? What crab? I don’t have a crab
Well I must be off now. Thanks for dropping by.
You can read more about mangroves here