Heron uses bread as bait to attract small fish then eats them
Great video of the heron fishing with bread as bait, best viewed with the sound turned down owing to the inane narration.
The bird thinks critically just like a human to catch fish. Give a bird a piece of bread and it will won't be hungry for a day but teach it to
fish...well you get it.
An interesting comment from the fishing Heron from this thread on Reddit
This is a cool video, but nothing out of the ordinary. a
lot of these birds use bait, if it's not bread it'll be a stick, or leaf; fish are easy to trick like that. some of the ones that wade in deeper
water make shade with their wings to trick the fish into hiding in the shade, this distorts the shape of the heron/ egret to further trick the fish
into being a tasty snack